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Comparative Study of Abrodil Myelogram and Operative Findings in Low Back Pain and Sciatica

Comparative Study of Abrodil Myelogram and Operative Findings in Low Back Pain and Sciatica FROM T H E O R T H O P d E D l C CLZNlC OF KAROLINSK.4 INSTZTUTET, STOCKHOLM COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ABRODIL MYELOGRAM AND OPERATIVE FINDINGS IN LOW BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA BY S. FRIBERC L. HULT and Abrodil inyelography has now come into general use in Scandinavia. Therefore, we considered it would he worth while to correlate clinical symptoms and niyelographic and operative findings in a n attempt to determine the value of the method, and also the indications for its use i n the diagnosis of rupture of the intervertebral disks. I n forming a n opinion on a case of sciatica in which operation is considered, there are two questions which demand a n answer : 1. Does the patient have a n operable ruptured disk? 2. If so, a t what level? The clinical symptoms may be useful in determining which root is exposed to pressure. The following schedule is helpful in this respect: a ) Pressure on the f o u r t h lumbar nerve root: 1) Pain radiating t o the hip and the anterior aspect of the thigh, often not below the knee. 2 ) Knee-jerk absent or http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Acta Orthopaedica Informa Healthcare

Comparative Study of Abrodil Myelogram and Operative Findings in Low Back Pain and Sciatica

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FROM T H E O R T H O P d E D l C CLZNlC OF KAROLINSK.4 INSTZTUTET, STOCKHOLM COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ABRODIL MYELOGRAM AND OPERATIVE FINDINGS IN LOW BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA BY S. FRIBERC L. HULT and Abrodil inyelography has now come into general use in Scandinavia. Therefore, we considered it would he worth while to correlate clinical symptoms and niyelographic and operative findings in a n attempt to determine the value of the method, and also the indications for its use i n the diagnosis of rupture of the intervertebral disks. I n forming a n opinion on a case of sciatica in which operation is considered, there are two questions which demand a n answer : 1. Does the patient have a n operable ruptured disk? 2. If so, a t what level? The clinical symptoms may be useful in determining which root is exposed to pressure. The following schedule is helpful in this respect: a ) Pressure on the f o u r t h lumbar nerve root: 1) Pain radiating t o the hip and the anterior aspect of the thigh, often not below the knee. 2 ) Knee-jerk absent or
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