Post-operative Direct Healthcare Costs of Lumbar Discectomy are Reduced with the Use of a Novel Annular Closure Device in High-Risk Patients.

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Summary of "Post-operative Direct Healthcare Costs of Lumbar Discectomy are Reduced with the Use of a Novel Annular Closure Device in High-Risk Patients."

Lumbar discectomy is a largely successful surgical procedure; however, reherniation rates in patients with large annular defects are as high as 27%. The expense associated with a revision surgery places significant burden on the healthcare system.


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Name: The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society
ISSN: 1878-1632


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