A Study to Compare Outcomes of Decompression Alone and Decompression and Fusion in Patients with a Recurrent Disc Herniation


About this study

The purpose of this study is to compare outcomes of decompression alone and decompression and fusion for patients with a recurrent disc herniation.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients enrolled in QOD with at least one year follow-up data
  • Patients with the primary diagnosis of recurrent lumbar disc herniation

Exclusion Criteria

  • Patients who had other primary diagnoses

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Mohamad Bydon, M.D.

Closed-enrolling by invitation

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Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Jingfei Cheng



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