Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression: A Practical Guide by Daniel S.J. ChoyPercutaneous Laser Disc Decompression: A Practical Guide by Daniel S.J. Choy

Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression: A Practical Guide

byDaniel S.J. Choy

Hardcover | November 3, 2003

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This practical guide, beautifully illustrated with line drawings and images throughout, covers the basic science, laser physics, patient selection, diagnostic maneuvers and useful imaging methods of PLDD. In addition, step-by-step instructions are given on needle placement, how to enter difficult discs, and delivery of laser energy. Also included are chapters on possible complications and how to manage them, when to consider a repeat procedure, as well as long term rehabilitation.
Title:Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression: A Practical GuideFormat:HardcoverDimensions:239 pagesPublished:November 3, 2003Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:038700260X

ISBN - 13:9780387002606


Table of Contents

Introduction; Principles of Lasers; Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Intervertbral Discs; Familial Incidence of Disc Herniation; Patient Selection; The Neurological Examination; The Role of Radiology in PLDD; MRI of Lumbothoracic Spine Under Compression; Initial Consultation and First Interview; PLDD Procedure; Complications of PLDD and Their Treatments; Postoperative Physical Therapy; Complicated Disc Hernations Responding to PLDD Decompression; Unexpected Results in Patients Treated with PLDD Decompression; Endoscopic Laser Foraminoplasty; Role of Percutaneous Laser Disk Decompression in the Treatment of Discogenic Back Pain; Clinical Experience in 1884 PLDD in Years; PLDD: A 10-year Follow-up of Clinical Data; Index