Treatment of lumbar intervertebral disc herniation using C-arm fluoroscopy guided target percutaneous laser disc decompression.

@article{Zhao2012TreatmentOL,
  title={Treatment of lumbar intervertebral disc herniation using C-arm fluoroscopy guided target percutaneous laser disc decompression.},
  author={Xu-Li Zhao and Zhi-jian Fu and Yong-Guang Xu and Xue-jun Zhao and Wen-ge Song and Hong Zheng},
  journal={Photomedicine and laser surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={92-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and therapeutic efficacy of target percutaneous laser disc decompression (T-PLDD) for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation. BACKGROUND DATA PLDD using the Nd:YAG laser has been regarded as an effective alternative treatment for disc herniation. However, all the previous studies were concentrated on vaporizing the nucleus pulposus in the intervertebral space. We hypothesize that insertion of the needle into the extruded part of the nucleus pulposus will… CONTINUE READING