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Table 3 Summary of Results

From: Microdecompression for lumbar synovial cysts: an independent assessment of long term outcomes

Complaint % of patients having; % of patients symptom-free
Same Site Pain/Symptoms 12% averaging 5.5 on VAS; 88% resolved
Same Site Numbness/Tingling 9% same, 4% worse; 87% resolved
Same Site Weakness 11% same, 5% worse; 84% resolved
New Back Pain 28% averaging 7.5 on VAS; 72% pain free
New Radiculopathy 17% averaging 7.4 on VAS; 83% pain free
Additional Surgery 15%