A Lumbar Disc Surgery Predictive Score Card: A Retrospective Evaluation

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

This report assessed the relationship between patient selection and the outcome of lumbar disc surgery. Patient selecting is assessed by means of a predictive scoring technique previously reported. Because of the dynamic and ever-changing status of the lumbar spine with the passage of time, patient selectivity seems to be less critical after 5 years. For the first 5 years, however, the outcome of lumbar disc surgery seems to be directly related to patient selectivity.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles