Percutaneous lumbar laser disc decompression: a systematic review of current evidence.

BACKGROUND Since the descriptions by Mixter and Barr of open surgical treatment for rupture of the intervertebral disc in 1934, open surgical procedures have become a common practice. Disc herniations have been reported as being contained and non-contained. The results of open surgical discectomy for contained disc herniation have been poor. Consequently… CONTINUE READING