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A lumbar disc surgery predictive score card. A retrospective evaluation.

Authors
  • Finneson, B E
  • Cooper, V R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Spine
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1979
Volume
4
Issue
2
Pages
141–144
Identifiers
PMID: 162549
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This report assessed the relationship between patient selection and the outcome of lumbar disc surgery. Patient selecting is assessed by means of a predictive scoring technique previously reported. Because of the dynamic and ever-changing status of the lumbar spine with the passage of time, patient selectivity seems to be less critical after 5 years. For the first 5 years, however, the outcome of lumbar disc surgery seems to be directly related to patient selectivity.

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