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Global Research Productivity In The Field Of Discectomy On Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Systematic Bibliometric Analysis – Lumbar Disc Replacement

The article presents a bibliometric analysis and mapping of knowledge domains in the field of discectomy for lumbar disc herniation (LDH). The study identified a total of 2,066 papers on the topic. The United States ranked first in total citations, while China had the highest number of publications since 2016. Wooridul Spine Hospital published the most papers, and the journal “Spine” had the highest number of published papers and citation frequencies. The analysis identified three clusters of hotspots: surgery, lumbar disc herniation, and diagnoses. The most recent topic that emerged was symptomatic re-herniation. The study concludes that the United States is the leading contributor to the development of discectomy for LDH, and the current research focus is on comparing surgical approaches and evaluating minimally invasive techniques. However, minimally invasive techniques cannot completely replace non-endoscopic discectomy based on the analysis of knowledge domains

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CONCLUSIONS: The United States is the most significant contributor to the development of discectomy for LDH. The current research focus of discectomy on LDH was the comparison between surgical approaches and evaluation of current minimally invasive discectomy. At present, minimally invasive techniques, such as endoscopic discectomy, cannot completely replace non-endoscopic discectomy (open discectomy and microdiscectomy) through bibliometric analysis and mapping knowledge domains.

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Abstract Objective: To evaluate the global research productivity in the field of discectomy for lumbar disc herniation (LDH) through bibliometric analysis and mapping knowledge domains. Methods: A systematic literature search was performed on the Web of Science (WoS), including the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) database and PubMed. The number of publications, countries of publications,

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Objective: To evaluate the global research productivity in the field of discectomy for lumbar disc herniation (LDH) through bibliometric analysis and mapping knowledge domains.

Methods: A systematic literature search was performed on the Web of Science (WoS), including the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) database and PubMed. The number of publications, countries of publications, journals of publications, total citation frequency, impact factors of journals, and Institutional sources were analyzed by Microsoft Excel 2019, the Online Analysis Platform of Bibliometrics, and VOSviewer. Hotspots were also analyzed and visualized based on VOSviewer.

Results: A total of 2,066 papers were identified. The United States ranked first in the number of total citations (7,970). China ranked first in the number of publications (556, 26.9%), which has surpassed the United States in terms of the number of publications published annually since 2016. Wooridul Spine Hospital published the most papers (43). For journals, Spine has published the largest number of papers (289) in this field with the most citation frequencies (6,607). Hotspots could be divided into three clusters: surgery, lumbar disc herniation, and diagnoses. The most recent topic that appeared was symptomatic re-herniation.

Conclusions: The United States is the most significant contributor to the development of discectomy for LDH. The current research focus of discectomy on LDH was the comparison between surgical approaches and evaluation of current minimally invasive discectomy. At present, minimally invasive techniques, such as endoscopic discectomy, cannot completely replace non-endoscopic discectomy (open discectomy and microdiscectomy) through bibliometric analysis and mapping knowledge domains.

Keywords: bibliometrics; discectomy; keywords; lumbar disc herniation (LDH); research hotspots.

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Global research productivity in the field of discectomy on lumbar disc herniation: A systematic bibliometric analysis

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Abstract Objective: To evaluate the global research productivity in the field of discectomy for lumbar disc herniation (LDH) through bibliometric analysis and mapping knowledge domains. Methods: A systematic literature search was performed on the Web of Science (WoS), including the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) database and PubMed. The number of publications, countries of publications
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