Ten important tips in treating a patient with lumbar disc herniation

Omidi-Kashani, F. and Hejrati, H. and Ariamanesh, S. (2016) Ten important tips in treating a patient with lumbar disc herniation. Asian Spine Journal, 10 (5). pp. 955-963.

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Lumbar disc herniation is a common spinal disorder that usually responds favorably to conservative treatment. In a small percentage of the patients, surgical decompression is necessary. Even though lumbar discectomy constitutes the most common and easiest spine surgery globally, adverse or even catastrophic events can occur. Appropriate patient selection and effective neural decompression constitute the most important points for better surgical outcomes and avoidance of unpleasant complications. Other important tips include timely performance of magnetic resonance imaging, correct interpretation of scan data, preoperative detection of underlying instability, exclusion of non-discogenic sciatica, determination of the main cause of clinical pathology, avoidance of the wrong side or level, and being sure that the more detailed procedure does not necessarily mean the more effective procedure. © 2016 by Korean Society of Spine Surgery.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :4 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Omidi-Kashani, F.; Orthopedic Research Center, Department of Orthopedic, Imam Reza Hospital, Imam Reza Square, Iran; email: omidif@mums.ac.ir
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intervertebral disc disease Lumbar vertebrae Outcome assessment Surgical procedure
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal system
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib4 lib4
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 11:16
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 11:16
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/13133

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