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Predictive Score Card for Lumbar Disc Surgery

Purpose:

To use a questionnaire in the assessment of a patient with low back pain who is a candidate for excision of a herniated lumbar disc.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

selection

ICD-10:

M54.5

Description:

The outcome for a patient following surgery to excise a herniated lumbar disc can be predicted based on a preoperative questionnaire. The questionnaire is of predictive value if the patient has not previously undergone lumbar spine surgery. The questionnaire is not designed to encompass candidates for other types of lumbar spine surgery such as decompression laminectomy or fusion. This was developed at the Low Back Pain Clinic at the Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Pennsylvania.

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