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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Gerdesmeyer, L; Rechl, H; Wagenpfeil, S; Ulmer, M; Lampe, R; Wagner, K 
Title:
[Minimally invasive percutaneous epidural neurolysis in chronic radiculopathy. A prospective controlled pilot study to prove effectiveness] 
Abstract:
The treatment of chronic back pain with sciatica is still an unsolved therapeutic challenge. Percutaneous minimally invasive neurolysis according to the Racz technique is increasingly applied and discussed controversially. So far there is no prospective randomized controlled study for evaluation of a possible treatment effect. In a prospective pilot study, 25 patients with monosegmental radiculopathy of the lumbar spine were treated with minimally invasive percutaneous epidural neurolysis accord...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Orthopade 
Year:
2003 
Journal volume:
32 
Journal issue:
10 
Pages contribution:
869-76 
Language:
de 
Print-ISSN:
0085-4530 
TUM Institution:
Orthopädische und Sportorthopädische Klinik und Poliklinik; Institut für Medizinische Statistik und Epidemiologie; Klinik für Anästhesiologie