Lumbar microsurgical discectomy influences the kinematics of the corresponding facet joints

C. Hessler, M. Morlock & M. Westphal
Objective: Modern lumbar microsurgical discectomy techniques preserve the spinal bony structures and minimize tissue damage. However, the influence of microsurgical discectomy without facetotomy on the kinematic of the corresponding facet joints is still unclear. The purpose of the present in-vitro [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]