Percutaneous laser disc nucleotomy.

  title={Percutaneous laser disc nucleotomy.},
  author={W A Liebler},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  • W A Liebler
  • Published 1995 in Clinical orthopaedics and related research
In September 1988, the first laser decompression of a symptomatic contained bulging disc was performed in the United States. This author participated in a case study of 333 patients treated with the neodymium (Nd)-impregnated yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) laser of 1064-nm wavelength. He also treated 117 patients with the potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser of 532-nm wavelength. Detailed surgical techniques and followup statistics of the 117 patients treated with the KTP laser are presented… CONTINUE READING

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