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ACE Report #10183
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Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic versus microendoscopic discectomy for lumbar disc herniation

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy compared with microendoscopic discectomy for lumbar disc herniation: 1-year results of an ongoing randomized controlled trial

J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Mar;28(3):300-310

Contributing Authors: L Zhang Q Wang S Li Z Chen Y Yang B Liu J Dong L Rong F Feng R Chen P Xie B Yang L He T Shu M Pang

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153 patients with lumbar disc herniation were randomized to surgery through either percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy or microendoscopic discectomy. Patients were assessed for outcomes related to disability, back pain, leg pain, quality of life, the incidence of complications, and the incidence of reoperation between 1 week and 1-year follow-up. Additionally, perioperative outcomes ...

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