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ACE Report #9869
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Transforaminal endoscopic discectomy versus microdiscectomy for lumbar disc herniation


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A randomised controlled trial of transforaminal endoscopic discectomy vs microdiscectomy

Eur Spine J. 2017 Mar;26(3):847-856

Contributing Authors: JN Gibson AS Subramanian CE Scott

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Synopsis

140 patients with single-level lumbar disc herniation were randomized to either transforaminal endoscopic discectomy or microdiscectomy. Patients were evaluated over a 2-year follow-up for back pain on a visual analog scale (VAS), leg pain on a VAS, disability on the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), and health-related quality-of-life on the Short Form 36. The results of this trial indicated that d...

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