Endoscopic discectomy beneficial vs open discectomy for symptomatic lumbar disc herniation
A meta-analysis of endoscopic discectomy versus open discectomy for symptomatic lumbar disk herniationEur Spine J. 2016 Jan;25(1):134-43
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9 randomized controlled trials (n=1,092 patients) which compared endoscopic discectomy to open discectomy for the treatment of symptomatic lumbar disc herniation were included in this study. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare these two approaches on efficacy and safety. The results displayed a significantly greater patient satisfaction with endoscopic discectomy and no significant di...
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