Results of a clinical trial of the holmium:YAG laser in disc decompression utilizing a side-firing fiber: a two-year follow-up.

@article{Casper1996ResultsOA,
  title={Results of a clinical trial of the holmium:YAG laser in disc decompression utilizing a side-firing fiber: a two-year follow-up.},
  author={G D Casper and Valerie L. Hartman and Larry L Mullins},
  journal={Lasers in surgery and medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={
          90-6
        }
}
  • G D Casper, Valerie L. Hartman, Larry L Mullins
  • Published in
    Lasers in surgery and…
    1996
  • Medicine
  • BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Laser-assisted disc decompression (LADD) is an operative technique for the treatment of symptomatic, nonsequestered herniated nucleus pulposus that has failed to respond to conservative treatment. The current study reports 2-year follow-up data. STUDY DESIGN MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were evaluated by an independent interviewer postoperatively, and at 1 week, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years. Ratings were based upon the modified Macnab criteria. All… CONTINUE READING

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