Long-term results of a prospective, randomized trial: Standard open microsurgical approach versus a minimally invasive access approach for lumbar disc herniation

J. Gempt, M. Jonek, F. Ringel, P. Wolf & Y.M. Ryang
Objective: Microsurgery of lumbar disc herniation is one of the most common neurosurgical procedures. We present long-term follow-up results of a standard open approach (SO) compared to a minimally invasive trocar approach (MIT) for microsurgery of single level lumbar disc herniation in a prospective[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]