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Research Paper | Orthopedic | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023
A Prospective Study of Outcome of Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression by Destandau?s Technique
Anil Dhule | Aditya Jadhav | Santosh Chavan
Abstract: Background: Low back pain is major burden of the society and needs proper consideration to provide optimal care to the patients by taking help of novel and advanced technologies. Although conservative management is the main stay of treatment, surgery is indicated for patients when nonoperative management have failed to address the symptoms. In India, the Destandau technique has been widely accepted which ensures minimal iatrogenic trauma and extreme efficiency. Methodology: This was a prospective study conducted at Departments Orthopaedics, Government Medical College and Hospital over a period from July 2020 to January 2023 involving 25 Patients with complains of low back pain. Results: Mean Preoperative VAS was found to be 7.8 and post operative VAS was found to be 2. Mean pre - operative ODI score was found to be 62.72 and post - operative ODI score was found to be 7.84. Based on modified Macnab?s criteria, 40% of subjects had Excellent, 40% good, 5% fair outcome. Conclusion: Endoscopic discectomy using the Destandau technique for lumbar prolapsed intervertebral disc is a safe and effective procedure in appropriately selected patients. The only drawback is long learning curve.
Keywords: Back pain, DestandauTechnique, endoscopic discectomy
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,
Pages: 120 - 122