Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 110--113

Incidence of recurrent lumbar disc herniation: A narrative review


Gonzalo Mariscal, Elena Torres, Carlos Barrios 
 Institute for Research on Musculoskeletal Disorders, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Valencia Catholic University, Valencia, Spain

Correspondence Address:
Gonzalo Mariscal
Institute for Research on Musculoskeletal Disorders, Valencia Catholic University, Carrer de Quevedo, 2, 46001 Valencia, Valencia
Spain

Background: Recurrent disc herniation is a common condition that often results in months of disabling symptoms and additional costs. Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the incidence of recurrent disc herniation in patients treated surgically. Materials and Methods: Clinical trials and prospective studies involving patients treated with different techniques, such as open, percutaneous, or microendoscopic discectomy, were included. The incidence of recurrence as well as the level and the time until the recurrent disc herniation was collected. Results: Thirteen studies were included. Recurrence of disc herniation ranged from 0% to 14% of patients. Most recurrences occurred at the same level of herniation and on the same side. The time to recurrence of disc herniation ranged from 1 to 5 years. Conclusion: This study answers the question of how much, when, and where in lumbar recurrent disc herniation.


How to cite this article:
Mariscal G, Torres E, Barrios C. Incidence of recurrent lumbar disc herniation: A narrative review.J Craniovert Jun Spine 2022;13:110-113


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Mariscal G, Torres E, Barrios C. Incidence of recurrent lumbar disc herniation: A narrative review. J Craniovert Jun Spine [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Jun 27 ];13:110-113
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