Posterolateral transforaminal selective endoscopic discectomy and thermal annuloplasty for chronic lumbar discogenic pain: a minimal access visualized intradiscal surgical procedure.

@article{Tsou2004PosterolateralTS,
  title={Posterolateral transforaminal selective endoscopic discectomy and thermal annuloplasty for chronic lumbar discogenic pain: a minimal access visualized intradiscal surgical procedure.},
  author={Paul Moody Tsou and Christopher Alan Yeung and Anthony Tung Yeung},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={4 5},
  pages={564-73}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Chronic lumbar discogenic pain (CLDP) impairs the patient's physical abilities to function within the normal physiologic loading ranges of activities of daily living. The pathogenesis of CLDP is multifactorial and not well understood. Conservative therapeutic regimens often fail to achieve sufficient pain relief. Surgical options vary greatly in surgical invasiveness as well as outcome. Definitive surgical treatment is often 360-degree fusion. The morbidity associated with… CONTINUE READING

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