Obesity increases the risk of recurrent herniated nucleus pulposus after lumbar microdiscectomy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Diskectomy
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Obesity
  • Postoperative Complications

abstract

  • Obesity was a strong and independent predictor of recurrent HNP after lumbar microdiscectomy. Surgeons should incorporate weight loss counseling into their preoperative discussions with patients.

publication date

  • July 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.spinee.2010.02.021

PubMed ID

  • 20347400

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 575

end page

  • 80

volume

  • 10

number

  • 7