- Recommendation ID
- NICE encourages further research on insertion of an annular disc implant at lumbar discectomy, particularly comparative trials. All studies should report details of patient selection and recurrence rates.
- Any explanatory notes
- Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of insertion of an annular disc implant at lumbar discectomy is limited in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Insertion of an annular disc implant at lumbar discectomy
- Date issued
- November 2014
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|