Perspective of Lumbar Segmental Instability for Surgical Evalua tion of Lumbar Disc HerniationEmrah Egemen1*, Süleyman Tuncer Süzer1, Onur Yaman1, Mehdi Sasani1, Bekir Tunç Öktenoğlu1, Atilla Yılmaz2 and Ali Fahir Özer1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Emrah Egemen
M.D., Department of Neurosurgery,
KOC University Medical School, Maltepe
Mahallesi Davutpaşa Cad. No: 4 Topkapı, Istanbul, Turkey
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Received date: January 06, 2017; Accepted date: January 24, 2017; Published date: January 27, 2017
Citation: Egemen E, Süzer ST, Yaman O, Sasani M, Öktenoğlu BT, et al. (2017) Perspective of Lumbar Segmental Instability for Surgical Evaluation of Lumbar Disc Herniation. J Spine 6: 354. doi: 10.4172/2165-7939.1000354
Copyright: © 2017 Egemen E, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Surgery of lumbar disc herniation is most common procedure in neurosurgical practice. However poor outcomes, recurrent disc herniation and recurrence of low back and leg pain which affect quality of life, are still challenging. Lumbar spine instability develops as a result of a gradual degenerative process and lumbar segmental instability is one of main reason of failed back surgery. Presence of lumbar segmental instability or potential secondary instability after surgery should not be overlooked. Accurate preoperative evaluation of patients with lumbar disc herniation needs to understand biomechanics of spinal stability and predict possible result of postoperative instability. Thus failure of treatment modalities can be avoided.