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Table 1 Patient demographics, operative time, length of hospital stay and duration of followup for endoscopic discectomy

From: Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy: clinical and quality of life outcomes with a minimum 2 year follow-up

  Endoscopic discectomy
Age Mean 35.6 years
  Range 15 – 68 years
Sex 23 female: 32 male
  42% female: 58% male
Operative time Mean 55.8 minutes
  Range 30 – 100 minutes
Length of hospital stay Mean 17.3 hours
  Range 6 to 24 hours
Follow-up Mean 3.4 years
  Range 2.0 – 6.5 years
Duration of medical leave Mean 24.3 days
  Range 10 – 60 days