Evaluation of temperature distributions in cadaveric lumbar spine during nucleoplasty.

@article{Nau2004EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of temperature distributions in cadaveric lumbar spine during nucleoplasty.},
  author={W. H. Nau and Chris J. Diederich},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={49 8},
  pages={1583-94}
}
In this study, temperature maps were obtained throughout human cadaveric disc specimens (n = 6) during a simulated Nucleoplasty treatment. The procedure was performed using the Perc-DL SpineWand (ArthroCare, Sunnyvale, CA) inserted through a 17 gage needle into the human cadaveric disc. The device uses a dual mode heating technique which employs a high voltage radio frequency (RF) plasma field to vaporize tissue (Coblation), followed by bipolar RF current heating for thermal coagulation. The… CONTINUE READING