Percutaneous Lumbar Discectomy: One-Year Follow-Up in an Initial Cohort of Fifty Consecutive Patients with Chronic Radicular Pain

Discogenic leg pain is a primary cause of health care expenditure in the U.S.A., afflicting nearly 10 million people at an estimated cost of over $20 billion.(1,2) This pain is often due to herniation of the intervertebral disc (3-5) and clinically characterized as compressive or noncompressive.

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