Podcast with Prof. Peter O’Sullivan regarding surgery for back pain in athletes

Surgery has increasingly been chosen as a treatment for back pain despite the poor outcomes associated with the intervention. Recently the story of Tiger Woods has raised the question of surgery for elite athletes. Woods underwent surgery in late March 2014 and endured a torrid comeback to the fairways before undergoing surgery again in September 2015. Prof. Peter O’Sullivan discusses the benefits and risks of back surgery for elite athletes in this podcast with the editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Prof. Karim Khan.



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