Assessment of the Radiation Exposure of Surgeons and Patients During a Lumbar Microdiskectomy
and a Cervical Microdiskectomy
: A French Prospective Multicenter Study.
Tubular diskectomy vs conventional microdiskectomy
for sciatica: a randomized controlled trial.
Indications for lumbar microdiskectomy
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In another study, 122 patients randomly received either 21 sessions with a chiropractor or a single surgery called microdiskectomy
. All had the same six supervised rehabilitation sessions.
(54,55) McMorland et al (2010) endorsed manipulation as a first-line treatment when compared to microdiskectomy
for the treatment of sciatica secondary to lumbar disc herniation.
A study in the July 8 Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that a minimally invasive procedure known as tubular diskectomy, believed to offer a faster recovery, does not provide significant differences in improvements compared to conventional microdiskectomy
for treating sciatica (spine-related leg pain).
Currently, open diskectomy and microdiskectomy
(both involving removal of disk material through an incision) are used for treating the herniated disk.
Patients in the surgery group underwent microdiskectomy
within an average of 2 weeks, while those in the conservative therapy group received pain medications from their primary care physicians, encouragement about the condition's favorable prognosis, and physical therapy if indicated.
The term lumbar spihal surgery, for the purposes of this article, includes procedures such as microdiskectomy
, laminotomy, and laminectomy, which are used for a variety of nonmalignant-related diseases of the lumbar spine.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Children with herniated spinal disks fared better after microdiskectomy
, compared with conservative management, in a study of 52 patients treated from 2000 to 2004.