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2022 Apr

Int J Spine Surg



Gender Disparities in Outpatient Management of Postlaminectomy Syndrome.


Zhu A, Chiu RG, Nunna RS, Zhao JW, Hossa J, Behbahani M, Mehta AI
Int J Spine Surg. 2022 Apr; 16(2):373-377.
PMID: 35444045.


Postlaminectomy syndrome (PLS), also known as failed back surgery syndrome, is the persistence of radicular pain in the face of surgical intervention. Despite its prevalence in 10 to 40% of spine surgery patients, outpatient pharmacologic and interventional management remains poorly characterized.