Microdiscectomy is a common, minimally invasive procedure performed to relieve pain caused by a lumbar disc herniation.
Typically it takes about 30 minutes to free fragments that are causing the sciatic pain.
These micro-decompressions don’t discriminate by age. They can impact adolescents.
In collaboration with my colleague, Natalie M. Best, MD, I co-authored Outpatient Microdiscectomy for Lumbar Disc Herniation in Adolescent Patients: Long Term Follow-up Study.
The findings are published in the Indiana Orthopaedic Journal.
Click here to read the full report.