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Lumbar Microdiscectomy


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Preoperative Planning

Material to be reviewed and conditions to be addressed before surgery. Include any exams preformed under anesthesia


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Consider the various approaches. Provide links to relevant anatomy and surgical approaches.


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Pearls and Pitfalls

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Postoperative Care

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Include functional and prosthetic survivorship data as applicable


Include overview of complications


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