Influence of preoperative leg pain and radiculopathy on outcomes in mono-segmental lumbar total disc replacement: results from a nationwide registry

Zweig, Thomas; Aghayev, Emin; Melloh, Markus; Dietrich, Daniel; Röder, Christoph; SWISSspine, Registry Group (2012). Influence of preoperative leg pain and radiculopathy on outcomes in mono-segmental lumbar total disc replacement: results from a nationwide registry. European spine journal, 21(Suppl 6), S729-S736. Berlin: Springer 10.1007/s00586-011-1863-x

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Currently, many pre-conditions are regarded as relative or absolute contraindications for lumbar total disc replacement (TDR). Radiculopathy is one among them. In Switzerland it is left to the surgeon's discretion when to operate if he adheres to a list of pre-defined indications. Contraindications, however, are less clearly specified. We hypothesized that, the extent of pre-operative radiculopathy results in different benefits for patients treated with mono-segmental lumbar TDR. We used patient perceived leg pain and its correlation with physician recorded radiculopathy for creating the patient groups to be compared.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute for Evaluative Research into Orthopaedic Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Zweig, Thomas; Aghayev, Emin; Melloh, Markus; Dietrich, Daniel J. and Röder, Christoph

ISSN:

0940-6719

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:36

Last Modified:

24 Oct 2019 05:46

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00586-011-1863-x

PubMed ID:

21660458

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.14525

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/14525 (FactScience: 221565)

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