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Long-term results and surgical strategy development for degenerative disease treatment in athletes: a retrospective single-center study – Lumbar Fusion

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The article analyzed the results of spine surgical treatment of athletes with lumbar degenerative disease and developed a surgical strategy based on preoperative symptoms and radiological changes in the lumbar spine. The study included 114 athletes who underwent different types of surgical treatments, such as microsurgical/endoscopic discectomy, PRP therapy in facet joints, total disc replacement, and lumbar interbody fusion. The postoperative follow-up ranged from 3 to 5 years, and the study evaluated postoperative clinical outcomes and preoperative radiological results. The results showed that the developed patient selection criteria for the surgical techniques aimed at minimizing return-to-play times for athletes with lumbar spine degenerative disease

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S: In this retrospective study, we report clinical results of four treatment options of lumbar spine degenerative disease in athletes. The use of developed patient selection criteria for the analyzed surgical techniques is aimed at minimizing return-to-play times.

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Eur Spine J. 2024 Jun 14. doi: 10.1007/s00586-024-08283-w. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT PURPOSE: To analyze of the results of spine surgical treatment of athletes with lumbar degenerative disease and development of a surgical strategy based on the preoperative symptoms and radiological changes in the lumbar spine. METHODS: For 114 athletes with lumbar degenerative disease,

Eur Spine J. 2024 Jun 14. doi: 10.1007/s00586-024-08283-w. Online ahead of print.

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PURPOSE: To analyze of the results of spine surgical treatment of athletes with lumbar degenerative disease and development of a surgical strategy based on the preoperative symptoms and radiological changes in the lumbar spine.

METHODS: For 114 athletes with lumbar degenerative disease were included in the present study. Four independent groups were studied: (1) microsurgical/endoscopic discectomy (n = 35); (2) PRP therapy in facet joints (n = 41); (3) total disc replacement (n = 11); (4) lumbar interbody fusion (n = 27). We evaluated postoperative clinical outcomes and preoperative radiological results. The average postoperative follow-up was 5 (3;6), 3.5 (3;5), 3 (2;4) and 4 (3;5) years, respectively. The analysis included an assessment of clinical outcomes (initial clinical symptoms, chronic pain syndrome level according to the VAS, quality of life according to the SF-36 questionnaire, degree of tolerance to physical activity according to the subjective Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale) and radiological data (Dynamic Slip, Dynamic Segmental Angle, degenerative changes in the facet joint according to the Fujiwara classification and disc according to the Pfirrmann classification; changes in the diffusion coefficient using diffusion-weighted MRI).

RESULTS: The median and 25-75% quartiles timing of return to sports were 12.6 (10.2;14.1), 2.8 (2.4;3.7), 9 (6;12), and 14 (9;17) weeks, respectively. We examined the type of surgical treatment utilized, as well as the preoperative clinical symptoms, severity of degenerative changes in the intervertebral disc and facet joint, the timing of return to sports, the level of pain syndrome, the quality of life according to SF-36, and the degree of tolerance to physical activity. We then developed a surgical strategy based on individual preoperative neurological function and lumbar morphological changes.

S: In this retrospective study, we report clinical results of four treatment options of lumbar spine degenerative disease in athletes. The use of developed patient selection criteria for the analyzed surgical techniques is aimed at minimizing return-to-play times.

PMID:38874639 | DOI:10.1007/s00586-024-08283-w

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Eur Spine J. 2024 Jun 14. doi: 10.1007/s00586-024-08283-w. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT PURPOSE: To analyze of the results of spine surgical treatment of athletes with lumbar degenerative disease and development of a surgical strategy based on the preoperative symptoms and radiological changes in the lumbar spine. METHODS: For 114 athletes with lumbar degenerative disease

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