LAS VEGAS — Significantly lower SF-12 and Veterans Rand 12-Item mental and physical scores were seen in patients with far lateral herniated nucleus pulposus compared to patients with central or paracentral herniation, according to a presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. However, both groups had similar outcomes 2 years after lumbar microdiscectomy.
“Far lateral [herniated nucleus pulposus] HNPs did have worse preoperative mental [and] physical status compared to the central HNP,” Bryce A. Basques, MD, said during his presentation. “However,

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