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ACE Report #8667
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AAOS 2016: The effect of movement restriction on re-herniation rate post lumbar discectomy

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

2-week vs. 6-week Postoperative Restrictions Following Lumbar Discectomy: A Prospective Randomized Control Study

Contributing Authors: DA Leonard AJ Schoenfeld MB Harris JH Schwab KB Wood TD Cha CM Bono

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


109 patients who underwent lumbar discectomy were included in the study and randomized to undergo either a 2 or 6-week motion restriction program postoperatively. The program restricted performing bending, lifting, or twisting tasks and the varying program lengths were implemented in order to determine if they had an effect on the rate of re-herniation. The results indicated that the incidence of ...

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