Dr Emmanuel
Dr Emmanuel
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Pro athletes may safely return to competition after lumbar microdiscectomy

CHICAGO — The pooled rate of return to play following lumbar microdiscectomy for herniated disc nucleus was 83.5%, according to results presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, and the overall return to play rate for elite athletes with a herniated disc after this procedure was 84.5%.

Source: Healio

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  • North American Spine Society
  • California Medical Association
  • Spine Arthroplasty Society