Plasma disc decompression for contained cervical disc herniation: a randomized, controlled trial

@article{Cesaroni2009PlasmaDD,
  title={Plasma disc decompression for contained cervical disc herniation: a randomized, controlled trial},
  author={Alessandro Cesaroni and Pier Vittorio Nardi},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={477-486}
}
Prospective case series studies have shown that plasma disc decompression (PDD) using the COBLATION SpineWand device (ArthroCare Corporation, Austin, TX) is effective for decompressing the disc nucleus in symptomatic contained cervical disc herniations. This prospective, randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the clinical outcomes of percutaneous PDD as compared to conservative care (CC) through 1 year. Patients (n = 115) had neck/arm pain >50 on the visual analog scale… CONTINUE READING

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