Changes in load distribution due to microsurgical lumbar discectomy

Christian Hessler, Frank Raimund, Michael Morlock & Manfred Westphal
Objective: Since establishment of microsurgical discectomy in the lumbar spine the majority of surgeons thought that normal anatomy could be saved by using this technique although its´ influence on the kinematic of the facet joint still has not been clarified. The purpose of the present in-vitro-trial[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]