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Leisure Time Physical Activities and the Results of Surgery of Lumbar Disc Herniation

H Alaranta, M Hurme, S L Karppi
Rehabilitation Research Centre of the Social Insurance Institution, Turku, Finland.
DOI: 10.2340/165019778719105108


The aim of this study was to elucidate the consequences of leisure time physical activities on the one-year results of surgery of lumbar intervertebral disc herniation. Pre- and postoperative leisure time physical activities and severity of occupation handicap were analyzed from 212 patients. Only to a certain degree the findings support the claim that a high preoperative level of physical activities during leisure time is linked with good postoperative results.

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