Single level discectomy with and without disc prosthesis A comparative study of 114 patients


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ÇAKIR T., ÇAKIR M., OKAY H. O. , YOLAŞ C., TANRIVERDİ O., ÖMEROĞLU M., ...More

MEDICINE, vol.97, no.52, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 97 Issue: 52
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/md.0000000000013854
  • Journal Name: MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Erzincan Binali Yildirim University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Low back and leg pain due to lumbar discal hernia (LDH) is an important health issue. Current evidences support surgery in carefully selected patients who have failed conservative treatment and do not exhibit any psychosocial overlay. However, as known, sometimes it may be still very difficult to normalize the life qualities of patients for long times. Now different surgical methods for LDH are in use with new technological materials. One of them is lumbar disc prosthesis. In this study, the radiological and clinical effects of using lumbar disc prosthesis were evaluated with comparing patients underwent simple lumbar microdsicectomy. The purpose of this study is to reveal whether inserting the disc prosthesis into the intervertebral distance after lumbar microdiscectomy is beneficial or not both radiologically and clinically.