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Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2005;92:129-31.

Preliminary results of a soft novel lumbar intervertebral prothesis (DIAM) in the degenerative spinal pathology.

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Department of Ophthalmological and Neurosurgical Science, Siena University, Siena, Italy. Mariottini@unisi.it

Abstract

The authors report a series of 43 patients suffering from lower limb pain, almost constantly associated with chronic or acute backpain, treated by microsurgical nerve root decompression and by implantation of a soft intervertebral prothesis (DIAM). Satisfying results were obtained in 97% of cases, inducing the authors to consider the device a reliable tool for curing low-back pain and sciatica. Selection criteria are exposed and discussed.

PMID:
15830984
DOI:
10.1007/3-211-27458-8_28
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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