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Objective Evaluation System of Spengler et al for a Patient with a Herniated Lumbar Disc

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Description:

Spengler et al developed an Objective Evaluation System for evaluating patients with a possible herniated lumbar disc. This can help to identify a patient prior to surgery who will benefit from lumbar discectomy. The authors are from the University of Washington in Seattle and the Seattle Veterans Administration Hospital.

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