Table 2

Patient characteristics and outcomes

Age, Sex

Level

Kemp Sign

SLRT

FNST

Sensory Disturb

Muscle Weakness

disc protrusion CT discogram

Preop conservative treatment

disc protrusion op-finding

Preop JOA score

Postop JOA score

Recovery Rate (%)

different outcomes


1

88, F

L5-S1

+

-

-

L5

-

+

3 M

+

3

11

30.8

Contralateral side*

2

69, F

L3-L4

+

+

+

L4

IP, QF, EHL

+

5 M

+

7

14

31.8

Contralateral side

3

70, F

L5-S1

+

-

-

L5

-

-

2 M

-

12

12

0

no pain relief

4

80, F

L5-S1

+

-

-

L5

EHL

-

2 M

-

12

19

41.2

Ipsilateral side†

5

70, F

L5-S1

+

+

-

L5

EHL

+

5 M

+

11

20

50

6

56, M

L4-L5

+

+

+

L4

-

+

14 M

+

15

29

100

7

76, F

L3-L4

-

-

+

-

-

+

6 M

+

14

28

93.3

Ipsilateral side

8

75, F

L5-S1

+

-

-

L5

EHL

+

8 M

+

5

20

62.5

9

67, M

L5-S1

+

+

-

L5

EHL

+

9 M

+

8

29

100

10

60, M

L5-S1

+

+

-

L5

EHL

NA

4 M

+

11

27

88.9

11

68, M

L5-S1

-

-

-

L5

-

+

5 M

+

11

21

55.6

12

40, F

L5-S1

-

+

-

L5, S1

-

+

2 M

+

14

19

33.3

13

78, M

L5-S1

+

-

-

L5

EHL

+

6 M

+

11

16

27.8

14

66, M

L5-S1

-

+

-

L5

EHL

-

4 M

-

20

28

88.9

Ipsilateral side

15

63, F

L3-L4

+

+

-

L3

-

NA

7 M

+

13

20

43.8

16

66, M

L3-L4

+

-

+

L3

IP, QF

+

4 M

+

13

20

43.8

17

62, F

L4-L5

+

-

+

-

EHL

NA

18 M

+

4

11

28

10.8 ± 4.3

20.2 ± 6.2

54.1 ± 30.0


* contralateral side = later recurrence of the same symptom on the contralateral side of the surgery

† ipsilateral side = later appearance of symptoms on the contralateral side of the surgery

Doi et al. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2011 6:16   doi:10.1186/1749-799X-6-16

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