Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 8: lumbar fusion for disc herniation and radiculopathy

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Neurosurgery
Creator Dailey, Andrew T.
Other Author Resnick, Daniel K.; Choudhri, Tanvir F.; Groff, Michael W.; Khoo, Larry; Matz, Paul G.; Mummaneni, Praveen; Watters III, William C.; Wang, Jeffrey; Walters, Beverly C.; Hadley, Mark N.
Title Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 8: lumbar fusion for disc herniation and radiculopathy
Date 2005
Description Standards. There is insufficient evidence to recommend a treatment standard. Guidelines. There is insufficient evidence to recommend a treatment guideline. Options. 1) Lumbar spinal fusion is not recommended as routine treatment following primary disc excision in patients with a herniated lumbar disc causing radiculopathy. 2) Lumbar spinal fusion is recommended as a potential surgical adjunct in patients with a herniated disc in whom there is evidence of preoperative lumbar spinal deformity or instability. 3) Lumbar spinal fusion is recommended as a potential surgical adjunct in patients with significant chronic axial low-back pain associated with radiculopathy due to a herniated lumbar disc. 4) Reoperative discectomy is recommended as a treatment option in patients with a recurrent lumbar disc herniation. 5) Reoperative discectomy combined with fusion is recommended as a treatment option in patients with a recurrent disc herniation associated with lumbar instability, deformity, or chronic axial low-back pain.
Type Text
Publisher American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
Volume 2
Issue 6
First Page 673
Last Page 678
Subject Fusion; Lumbar spine; Degenerative disease; Lumbar fusion; Disc herniation; Radiculopathy
Subject LCSH Lumbar vertebrae -- Surgery
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Resnick, D. K., Choudhri, T. F., Dailey, A. T., Groff, M. W., Khoo, L., Matz, P. G., Mummaneni, P., Watters III, W. C., Wang, J., Walters, B. C., & Hadley, M. N. (2005). Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 8: lumbar fusion for disc herniation and radiculopathy. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, 2(6), 673-8.
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Date Modified 2012-06-13
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