Consensus summary on the diagnosis and treatment of lumbar disc herniation

G. B J Andersson, Mark Brown, J. Dvorak, R. J. Herzog, P. Kambin, A. Malter, J. A. McCulloch, J. A. Saal, K. F. Spratt, J. N. Weinstein

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Abstract

Clinicians must not simply decide that a patient with symptoms and a positive diagnostic test has a reason for a specific treatment, and likewise clinicians must not decide that a patient with symptoms and a negative test does not have a clinically important problem. We must also consider the sensitivity, specificity and predictive value of the diagnostic test and the individual characteristics of the patient. Treatment outcome depends on many factors. Point of service decisions vs population based decisions are obviously different. Each patient presents to the treating practitioner on a given day, at a given time, and it is this picture upon which a plan of care is formulated.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSpine
Volume21
Issue number24 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Routine Diagnostic Tests
Predictive Value of Tests
Therapeutics
Sensitivity and Specificity
Population

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Andersson, G. B. J., Brown, M., Dvorak, J., Herzog, R. J., Kambin, P., Malter, A., ... Weinstein, J. N. (1996). Consensus summary on the diagnosis and treatment of lumbar disc herniation. Spine, 21(24 SUPPL.).

Consensus summary on the diagnosis and treatment of lumbar disc herniation. / Andersson, G. B J; Brown, Mark; Dvorak, J.; Herzog, R. J.; Kambin, P.; Malter, A.; McCulloch, J. A.; Saal, J. A.; Spratt, K. F.; Weinstein, J. N.

In: Spine, Vol. 21, No. 24 SUPPL., 01.12.1996.

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Andersson, GBJ, Brown, M, Dvorak, J, Herzog, RJ, Kambin, P, Malter, A, McCulloch, JA, Saal, JA, Spratt, KF & Weinstein, JN 1996, 'Consensus summary on the diagnosis and treatment of lumbar disc herniation', Spine, vol. 21, no. 24 SUPPL..
Andersson GBJ, Brown M, Dvorak J, Herzog RJ, Kambin P, Malter A et al. Consensus summary on the diagnosis and treatment of lumbar disc herniation. Spine. 1996 Dec 1;21(24 SUPPL.).
Andersson, G. B J ; Brown, Mark ; Dvorak, J. ; Herzog, R. J. ; Kambin, P. ; Malter, A. ; McCulloch, J. A. ; Saal, J. A. ; Spratt, K. F. ; Weinstein, J. N. / Consensus summary on the diagnosis and treatment of lumbar disc herniation. In: Spine. 1996 ; Vol. 21, No. 24 SUPPL.
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