Clinical study of Microendoscopic Discectomy + Fibrous Ring Suture Versus Microendoscopic Discectomy alone in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation in young and middle-aged patients
Objective: To compare the clinical efficacy of microendoscopic discectomy + fibrous ring suture versus microendoscopic discectomy alone in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) in young and middle-aged patients.
Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed on the clinical data of 66 young and middle-aged patients with single-segment LDH diagnosed in Orthopedic Hospital of Henan Province from October 2019 to October 2022. All patients were divided into two groups: the microendoscopic discectomy + fibrous ring suture group and the microendoscopic discectomy alone group, with 33 cases in each group. The Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) scores of the two groups were recorded before surgery and six and twelve months after surgery.
Results: Both groups completed the surgery and postoperative follow-up successfully and showed no statistically significant differences in terms of incision length, duration of surgery, intraoperative blood loss and length of hospital stay (all P>0.05). VAS, ODI and JOA scores were significantly improved in both groups at 6 and 12 months after surgery compared with those before surgery (all P<0.05). The two groups were similar in terms of excellent and good rates of postoperative modified MacNab Evaluation Criteria, with no statistically significant differences. No serious complications were observed in the two groups during and after surgery.
Conclusion: Both of the two surgical methods are effective in the treatment of LDH in young and middle-aged patients, and microendoscopic discectomy + fibrous ring suture in particular may be preferred because it results in significant improvement in patients’ VAS and ODI scores.
How to cite this: Cui H, Wang Y, Liu Y, Guo M. Clinical study of Microendoscopic Discectomy + Fibrous Ring Suture Versus Microendoscopic Discectomy alone in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation in young and middle-aged patients. Pak J Med Sci. 2024;40(4):690-694.
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