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Neurology Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 565189, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/565189
Clinical Study

Does Duration of Preoperative Sciatica Impact Surgical Outcomes in Patients with Lumbar Disc Herniation?

1Orthopedic Research Center, Orthopedic Department, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad 913791-3316, Iran
2Orthopedic Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad 913791-3316, Iran
3College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad 9177948974, Iran

Received 3 October 2013; Accepted 13 November 2013; Published 28 January 2014

Academic Editor: Dirk Deleu

Copyright © 2014 Farzad Omidi-Kashani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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