Evaluation of temperature distributions in cadaveric lumbar spine during nucleoplasty.


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… (More)