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ACE Report #7969
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Disc type, symptom severity/time & work status are outcome predictors in disk herniation

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

What Are Long-term Predictors of Outcomes for Lumbar Disc Herniation? A Randomized and Observational Study

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Jun;473(6):1920-30.

Contributing Authors: D Kerr W Zhao JD Lurie

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474 patients with a lumbar disc herniation were randomized to either undergo surgical treatment via a lumbar discectomy or a nonoperative intervention in order to assess long term outcomes and determine outcome predictors. Patients who refused randomization were enrolled in an observational cohort and contributed follow-up data based on subsequent treatment. Between the randomized groups, differen...

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