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Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Research

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Abstract

Retrospectively Analysis of the Effects on Patient's Visual Analogue Scale Values and Complications of Disc Decompression Performed with Classical Micro Discectomy Applications and Endoscopic Epidural laser Decompression in Patients with Discogenic Back Pain

Abdurrahman Çetin

Aim: To compare the effects of classical micro discectomy applications and endoscopic epidural laser decompression on the patients' visual analogue scale values and complications occurring in patients with discogenic back pain.

Materials and methods: The files of 79 patients in the classical micro discectomy applications group with discogenic back and leg pain and 54 patients in the endoscopic epidural laser decompression group were retrospectively analysed. Demographic data, complications and visuel analogue scale values of the patients were recorded at the preoperative and postoperative 1st week, 1-6 months and 1-2 years. The values were recorded for the two groups and the efficacy of the methods were compared.

Results: The mean postoperative visual analogue scale values in both groups were below 5 for 2 years. Lumbar pain was significantly higher in classical micro discectomy applications group and discitis was significantly higher in the endoscopic epidural laser decompression group.

Conclusion: There was no statistically significant difference between the visual analogue scale values of the patients in both groups. Lumbar pain was significantly higher in classical micro discectomy applications group and discitis was significantly higher in the endoscopic epidural laser decompression group.