Minimally invasive discectomy is as effective as open discectomy for improvement of leg pain
A meta-analysis published in The Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine shows that, contrary to a recently published randomised controlled trial, minimally invasive discectomy for the relief of leg pain in patients with lumbar radiculopathy provides equivalent long-term outcomes to open discectomy.
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Paralysis Research Breakthrough Points to Combination Treatments
Daniel Sciubba, an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University, says drugs preventing programmed cell death, for example, might eventually be combined with rehab, stimulation and even stem-cell therapy to promote regeneration.
Collaborations in Discovery
Relieving pain, and paying it forward
After two years of struggling with increasing pain and weakness in her legs that made walking an ordeal, a spine surgery patient asked her trusted regular doctor, a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine graduate, what he’d recommend. He suggested heading to his alma mater for treatment.
Back - to the future
Risheng Xu and Ali Bydon test hardware used in spine surgeries using a machine that twists and bends cadaver spines repeatedly to simulate long-term wear.