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Return to work after lumbar disc surgical procedure is said to the size of preoperative sick depart.

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Return to work after lumbar disc surgical procedure is said to the size of preoperative sick depart.

Dan Med J. 2017 Jul;64(7):

Authors: Andersen MØ, Ernst C, Rasmussen J, Dahl S, Carreon LY

Summary
INTRODUCTION: Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is related to excessive morbidity and vital socio-economic influence as nearly all of the sufferers are of working age. The aim of this research was to find out the influence of size of sick depart on the return-to-work charge after lumbar disc herniation surgical procedure.
METHODS: This was a single-centre research of LDH sufferers who underwent surgical procedure from 18 Could 2009 by way of 28 November 2014. Information had been collected prospectively from the DaneSpine database. Questions in DaneSpine embrace preoperative size of sick depart and dealing standing one yr post-operatively.
RESULTS: A complete of 678 sufferers had been included and 72% of the sufferers had returned to work one yr after their surgical procedure. The speed of sufferers returning to work decreases considerably with the size of preoperative sick depart. Among the many sufferers who had been on sick depart previous to their surgical procedure, 83% returned to work if surgically handled inside three months. In distinction, solely 50% of these whose sick depart exceeded three months returned to work.
CONCLUSION: The current evaluation means that the return-to-work charge after lumbar disc herniation surgical procedure is affected by the size of sick depart.
FUNDING: none.
TRIAL REGISTRATION: This research was registered with the Danish Information Safety Company.

PMID: 28673379 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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