Open and minimally invasive discectomy effective in improving leg pain from radiculopathy
The efficacy of minimally invasive discectomy compared with open discectomy: a meta-analysis of prospective randomized controlled trialsJ Neurosurg Spine. 2012 May;16(5):452-62. Epub 2012 Mar 9.
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Dr. Bydon on minimally invasive and open discectomy for lumbar radiculopathy
This meta-analysis analyzed 6 randomized controlled trials that compared open discectomy to minimally invasive discectomy for treatment of patients with lumbar radiculopathy, in a minimum follow up of one year. A total of 837 patients were identified from these 6 studies. The results from the analysis show that both open and minimally invasive discectomy is effective in the short and long-term imp...
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