OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical efficacy and safety of transforaminal endoscopic spine system (TESSYS) in treating the prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: 462 patients with prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc who were treated in our hospital from June 2012 to May 2016 were enrolled. All patients were randomly divided into 2 groups: the study group (n=231) and the control group (n=231). Patients in the study group received TESSYS, while those in the control group received conventional surgical treatment with posterior approach. Venous blood was collected before the surgery and 6 h, 12 h, 24 h, and 48 h after surgery. C reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), creatine phosphokinase (CPK) and white blood cell (WBC) in each patient were measured. The operation time, intraoperative blood loss, length of stay, postoperative ambulation time and complications were compared between the two groups. Clinical efficacy before and after surgery (1st day, 1st month, 3rd month, and 6th month after surgery) was evaluated according to visual analogue scale (VAS), Oswestry disability index (ODI) and modified MacNab criteria.
RESULTS: The operation time, intraoperative blood loss, length of stay, postoperative ambulation time and complications of patients in the study group were less than those of the control group (p<0.05). There were no significant differences in VAS score and ODI score on the 1st day before surgery, 1st day, 1st, 3rd, and 6th month after surgery (p>0.05). According to the improved MacNab standard, the excellent and good rate was 87.88% in the study group and 84.85% in the control group, the difference was not statistically significant (p>0.05). There were no significant differences in CRP, IL-6, CPK and WBC between the two groups before surgery (p>0.05). Postoperative levels of CRP, IL-6, CPK, and WBC in study group were better than those in control group, the differences were statistically significant (p<0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: TESSYS has the advantages of less bleeding, less traumatic reactions, fewer complications, rapid postoperative recovery, and exact short-term effect in treatment for prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc.Free PDF Download
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X.-Z. Tao, L. Jing, J.-H. Li
Therapeutic effect of transforaminal endoscopic spine system in the treatment of prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 22 - N. 1 Suppl