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Return to Play After Symptomatic Lumbar Disc Herniation in Elite Athletes

Return to Play After Symptomatic Lumbar Disc Herniation in Elite Athletes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment



Symptomatic lumbar disc herniation in athletes can be reported to be up to 75%

research looked into return to play time differences in patients that got operated vs no operation


The results?

83% of patients who had operations returned to play, vs 81.5% of patients who DIDNT have an operation where able to return to play

Thus NO statistical significance was seen in operation vs no operation

Operation patients took on average, one month LONGER to return to play

reference

Return to Play After Symptomatic Lumbar Disc Herniation in Elite Athletes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment



Show all authorsPhelopater Sedrak, BHSc, Mustafa Shahbaz, Chetan Gohal, MD, ...

First Published February 10, 2021 Review ArticleFind in PubMed

https://doi.org/10.1177/1941738121991782

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