The anabolic effect of plasma-mediated ablation on the intervertebral disc: stimulation of proteoglycan and interleukin-8 production.

@article{Klling2014TheAE,
  title={The anabolic effect of plasma-mediated ablation on the intervertebral disc: stimulation of proteoglycan and interleukin-8 production.},
  author={Fabrice Alexander K{\"u}lling and Kevin T. Foley and Jane J. Liu and Ellen C. Liebenberg and Anthony Hunkyun Sin and Akihiro Matsukawa and Jeffrey C. Lotz},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 10},
  pages={2479-87}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Plasma-mediated radiofrequency-based ablation (coblation) is an electrosurgical technique currently used for tissue removal in a wide range of surgical applications, including lumbar microdiscectomy. In vitro and in vivo studies have shown the technique to alter the expression of inflammatory cytokines in the disc, increasing the levels… CONTINUE READING