Surgery

Age no barrier for back surgery benefits

Seniors can benefit from herniated disc surgery, according to the results of a study conducted by Mattis A. Madsbu, a medical student at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and colleagues at the Department ...

Medical research

Advancing ways to grow human spinal disc tissue in the lab

You're going to shrink today. You did yesterday, and you will again tomorrow. By bedtime every night, you're likely to be about an inch shorter than when you got up. But assuming you sleep lying down, each evening's rest ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

MRI can visualize effects of traction on herniated discs

(HealthDay)—Magnetic resonance imaging can be used to visualize the effects of continuous traction on herniated lumbar intervertebral discs and their surrounding structures, according to a study published in the June issue ...

Surgery

Neurophysiological assessment aids in identifying back injury

(HealthDay)—For patients with lumbosacral disc herniation, neurophysiological tests together with neuroimaging and clinical examination allow for accurate preoperative assessment of injury, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Limited microdiscectomy effective for disc herniation

(HealthDay)—In patients with lumbar disc herniation, limited discectomy with removal of the fragment is associated with good long-term outcomes, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Spinal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Evidence-based guidelines developed for disc herniation

(HealthDay)—Evidence-based clinical guidelines have been developed for management of lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy; the guidelines have been published in the Jan. 1 issue of The Spine Journal.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Endplate junction failure causes most disc herniations

(HealthDay)—Most cases of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) are caused by endplate junction (EPJ) avulsion rather than by annulus fibrosis (AF) rupture, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of Spine.

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