- Recommendation ID
NICE encourages further research into epiduroscopic lumbar discectomy through the sacral hiatus for sciatica and may update the guidance on publication of further evidence. Research studies should include details of patient selection, complications and long-term results.
- Any explanatory notes
Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of epiduroscopic lumbar discectomy through the sacral hiatus for sciatica is limited in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Epiduroscopic lumbar discectomy through the sacral hiatus for sciatica
- Date issued
- December 2016
|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|