Save
Comparison of surgical versus intradiscal ozone treatment of sciatica due to lumbar disc herniation
EANS Academy. Maria N. 09/26/19; 275917; EP02057
Dr. Noor Maria
Dr. Noor Maria

Access to this content is reserved for EANS members and attendees of this event. Click here to become an EANS member and gain your access to the full content of the EANS Academy


Abstract
Discussion Forum (0)
Rate & Comment (0)
Objective: To compare the outcome of surgical versus ozone treatment of sciatica due to lumbar disc herniation.
Materials and methods: The study was a randomized control trial conducted at departments of neurosurgery and neuroradiology Punjab institute of neurosciences/LGH Lahore for 1 year from January 2017 to January 2018 on a total number of 72 patients who were equally divided into those who underwent surgical treatment and the ones who were treated with ozone nucleolysis. Outcome assessed using VAS ( Visual Analogue Scale) . Effect modifiers controlled by stratification of data , post stratification chi square test applied. P value of < 0.05 considered as significant. Cases with motor loss, cauda equine or calcified disc are excluded from ozone nucleolysis
Results: Satisfactory outcome was observed as n=24 (66.7%) and n=13 (36.1%) for ozone nucleolysis and surgical group respectively. This difference was statistically significant (p=0.009).
Conclusion: Ozone nucleolysis treatment of sciatica due to lumbar disc herniation is the better than surgical treatment in cases of disc herniation without meylopathic signs and symptoms especially in early course of disease.This therapy is especially useful for patients who are either in a younger age group where surgical management would lead to inadvertent surgical exposure and delayed complications due to increased life expectancy as well as in the older age group where surgical risk is high.So, this study considering the fact that ozone nucleolysis treatment is safe and useful option for providing early relief in sciatica due to lumbar disc herniation and this intervention should be considered before surgical options.
Objective: To compare the outcome of surgical versus ozone treatment of sciatica due to lumbar disc herniation.
Materials and methods: The study was a randomized control trial conducted at departments of neurosurgery and neuroradiology Punjab institute of neurosciences/LGH Lahore for 1 year from January 2017 to January 2018 on a total number of 72 patients who were equally divided into those who underwent surgical treatment and the ones who were treated with ozone nucleolysis. Outcome assessed using VAS ( Visual Analogue Scale) . Effect modifiers controlled by stratification of data , post stratification chi square test applied. P value of < 0.05 considered as significant. Cases with motor loss, cauda equine or calcified disc are excluded from ozone nucleolysis
Results: Satisfactory outcome was observed as n=24 (66.7%) and n=13 (36.1%) for ozone nucleolysis and surgical group respectively. This difference was statistically significant (p=0.009).
Conclusion: Ozone nucleolysis treatment of sciatica due to lumbar disc herniation is the better than surgical treatment in cases of disc herniation without meylopathic signs and symptoms especially in early course of disease.This therapy is especially useful for patients who are either in a younger age group where surgical management would lead to inadvertent surgical exposure and delayed complications due to increased life expectancy as well as in the older age group where surgical risk is high.So, this study considering the fact that ozone nucleolysis treatment is safe and useful option for providing early relief in sciatica due to lumbar disc herniation and this intervention should be considered before surgical options.
Code of conduct/disclaimer available in General Terms & Conditions
Anonymous User Privacy Preferences

Strictly Necessary Cookies (Always Active)

MULTILEARNING platforms and tools hereinafter referred as “MLG SOFTWARE” are provided to you as pure educational platforms/services requiring cookies to operate. In the case of the MLG SOFTWARE, cookies are essential for the Platform to function properly for the provision of education. If these cookies are disabled, a large subset of the functionality provided by the Platform will either be unavailable or cease to work as expected. The MLG SOFTWARE do not capture non-essential activities such as menu items and listings you click on or pages viewed.


Performance Cookies

Performance cookies are used to analyse how visitors use a website in order to provide a better user experience.



Google Analytics is used for user behavior tracking/reporting. Google Analytics works in parallel and independently from MLG’s features. Google Analytics relies on cookies and these cookies can be used by Google to track users across different platforms/services.


Save Settings