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Minimally invasive spinal surgery using nucleoplasty and the Dekompressor tool: a comparison of two methods in a one year follow-up

OBJECT: The Disc Dekompressor and Nucleoplasty are 2 different, minimally invasive, percutaneous methods in the therapy for chronic discogenic low back pain. The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of both methods concerning the outcome one year after surgery. METHODS: We included patients with MRI-proven disc protrusion suffering from low back pain and/or radiating pain in the lower extremities. The pain perception of the patients was documented using the visual analogue pain scale (VAS). Furthermore, the patients were queried about analgesic consumption, disability in daily life and ability to work. Percutaneous minimally invasive nucleotomy using the Nucleoplasty or the Disc Dekompressor was carried out under fluoroscopic and CT-guidance. We carried out a follow-up examination at 6 and 12 months after the operation. RESULTS: From April 2005 to November 2007 a total of 126 patients underwent percutaneous minimally invasive nucleotomy using Nucleoplasty (April 2

Keywords : Adolescent,Adult,Aged,Back,Back Pain,Diskectomy,Percutaneous,Female,Follow-Up Studies,Germany,Humans,Intervertebral Disc,Low Back Pain,Lower Extremity,Lumbar Vertebrae,Male,methods,Middle Aged,Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures,Neurosurgery,Pain,Pain Measurement,Patients,surgery,therapy,Treatment Outcome,, Invasive,Spinal,Surgery,Using,Nucleoplasty, autoimmune specialist london

Date of Publication : 2010 Oct

Authors : Lemcke J;Al-Zain F;Mutze S;Meier U;

Organisation : Department of Neurosurgery, Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin, Berlin, Germany. johannes.lemcke@ukb.de

Journal of Publication : Minim Invasive Neurosurg

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21302191

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