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Increasing reoperation rates and inferior outcome with prolonged symptom duration in lumbar disc herniation surgery - A prospective cohort study.

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Summary of "Increasing reoperation rates and inferior outcome with prolonged symptom duration in lumbar disc herniation surgery - A prospective cohort study."

Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is associated with great morbidity and significant socioeconomic impact in many parts of the world. Studies have shown that most LDH can be treated effectively with nonoperative management. However, for some patients in whom pain and disability are unacceptable, surgical intervention provides effective clinical relief. Currently there is little consensus in the medical community on the timing of surgery for patients suffering from radicular pain due to LDH. Multiple studies suggest that prolonged symptom duration adversely affects clinical outcome.

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