Original paper

International Orthopaedics

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 50-53

Increasing age does not affect good outcome after lumbar disc replacement

  • A. H. SottAffiliated withFrimley Park Hospital, Frimley, Surrey GU15 5UJ, UK
  • , D. J. HarrisonAffiliated withFrimley Park Hospital, Frimley, Surrey GU15 5UJ, UK

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Abstract 

From 1992 to 1998 fifteen Link-Charite SB III disc prostheses were implanted into 14 patients. The main indication was degenerative lumbar disc disease with segmental instability. With a mean follow-up of 48 months (18–68 months); 12 patients had a good (10) or fair (2) outcome regarding pain relief, return to employment and level of general physical activity. In contrast to previous publications we felt that age over 45 years did not appear to adversely affect the outcome.

Résumé

 De 1992 a 1998 quinze prothe`ses discales LINK-CHARITE III ont été posées chez quatorze patients avec une dégéneration lombaire. Avec un suivi post-operatoire de 48 mois (18 – 68 mois); douze patients ont bien récupéré en ce qui concerne l’analgesie ainsi que la retour au travail et aux activites physiques générales. Nous ne trouvont pas que l’age plus de 45 ans affectait les resultats.