A systematic review on the effectiveness of the Nucleoplasty procedure for discogenic pain.

@article{Gerges2010ASR,
  title={A systematic review on the effectiveness of the Nucleoplasty procedure for discogenic pain.},
  author={Frederic J. Gerges and Stuart R. Lipsitz and Srdjan S. Nedeljkovic},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={
          117-32
        }
}
BACKGROUND Nucleoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure for treating pain caused by symptomatic disc herniation that is refractory to conservative therapy. Observational studies have reported differing outcomes for this procedure and thus its effectiveness is yet to be determined. STUDY DESIGN A systematic review of the efficacy of the nucleoplasty procedure. OBJECTIVES To assess the clinical efficacy of the nucleoplasty procedure for treating back pain from symptomatic, contained disc… CONTINUE READING
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