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Herniated Lumbar Disc | Criteria for Outcome Following Elective Discectomy

Purpose:

To evaluate the outcome of elective discectomy for a patient with a herniated lumbar disc based on the study of Spengler et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

response to therapy, surgery

ICD-10:

M51.1, M51.8, M51.9

Description:

Spengler et al developed criteria for gauging the outcome following elective discectomy for a herniated lumbar disc. The authors are from the University of Washington at Seattle and the Seattle Veterans Administration Hospital.

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