Open versus microendoscopic discectomy for patients with lumbar disc herniation
Microendoscopic discectomy versus open discectomy for lumbar disc herniation: a meta-analysisEur Spine J. 2016 May;25(5):1373-81
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5 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with a total of 501 patients were included in this meta-analysis to compare microendoscopic discectomy and open discectomy techniques in patients with lumbar disc herniation. Findings indicated no significant differences in visual analogue scale (VAS) pain and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) scores between discectomy methods. Microendoscopic discectomy was ass...
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