[Implantation of a lumbar artificial endoprosthesis (anuloplasty/anular repair device)]

Zechmeister-Koss I, Nachtnebel A
Record ID 32013000917
Authors' objectives: In about 10% of patients with a herniated disc surgery (discectomy) is indi-cated. However, the long-term results of discectomy are unsatisfactory. This report evaluates whether the implantation of an anular closure device (Bar-ricaid®) results in better clinical long-term outcomes than the standard discectomy.
Authors' recommendations: Inclusion of the anular closure device Barricaid® into the hospital benefit catalogue is not recommended. The currently available evidence is not sufficient to evaluate efficacy and safety of the implantation of Barricaid® in comparison to standard discectomy. We recommend re-evaluation from 2017 onwards, after results from currently ongoing clinical studies have been published
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
URL for published report: http://eprints.hta.lbg.ac.at/1001
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Austria
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Prostheses and Implants
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement
Organisation Name: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Technology Assessment
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