Yu Yang1#, Xue-gang Liang2#, Pin-quan Li1, Guan-bao Li1, Kai Guan*
1Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Yulin Orthopedic Hospital of Chinese and Western Medicine, Yulin, Guangxi, P.R. China 537000 - 2Department of Spine Surgery, Ningxia People's Hospital, Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan, Ningxia 750011, China
Objective: To investigate the clinical efficacy of targeted injection of drugs surrounding the protruded lumbar disc in combination with the ozone in the treatment of lumbar disc protrusion.
Methods: Between January 2019 and January 2021, a total of 120 patients with lumbar disc protrusion were recruited in this study and divided into the control group and observation group, with 60 patients in each group. Patients in the control group received the ozone treatment, while those in the observation group additionally took the targeted injection of betamethasone surrounding the protruded lumbar disc. Following one month of treatment, we compared the short-term efficacy, joint range of motion in bending forward or backward of the lumbar disc, limb function, life quality, and functional disturbance before and after treatment.
Results: In the observation group, the short-term effectiveness rate was higher than that in the control group (P < 0.05), while after treatment, the joint range of motion in bending forward or backward of lumbar disc in the observation group was improved when comparing to the control group (P < 0.05). After treatment, BI and Fugl-Meyer scale were all higher in the observation than those in the control group (P < 0.05), with a lower Oswestry score (P < 0.05).
Conclusion: Targeted injection of betamethasone surrounding the protruded lumbar disc in combination with the ozone performs well in short-term efficacy, conducive to the improvement of the lumbar disc function and limb function and alleviation in function disturbance. Thus, this strategy is worthy of being promoted in clinical practice.
Targeted injection of betamethasone surrounding the protruded lumbar disc, ozone, lumbar disc protrusion, clinical efficacy.