Early surgery vs prolonged conservative treatment for sciatica patients with motor deficit
Recovery of motor deficit accompanying sciatica-subgroup analysis of a randomized controlled trialSpine J. 2014 Sep 1;14(9):1817-24.
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150 patients with 6-12 weeks of sciatica due to a lumbar disc herniation and moderate to severe motor deficit were randomly allocated to undergo early surgery or prolonged conservative treatment. This subgroup analysis of a previously published randomized controlled trial aimed to compare motor deficit recovery between groups. Patients allocated to early surgery recovered more rapidly than patient...
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