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The clinical study of percutaneous disc decompression of treating herniation of cervical disc with Nd:YAG laser
Author(s): Dianxue Zhang; Hefu Cheng; Jindong Wang
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Paper Abstract

Objective: The possibility of PLDD (percutaneous laser disc decompression) and an ideal non-operative method which is long everlasting effect for PLDD was investigated. Methods: 159 patients of Cervical Disc Herniation with PLDD were studied. All the herniated discs were irradiated with 10-15J/S Nd:YAG laser quantum through optical-fiber under the supervision of C-arm X-ray. Results: All the patients were followed and reexamined CT or MRI after one to six months of PLDD. The result of cured (67.92%), excellent (24.53%), moderation (5.66%), non-effect (1.88%) was got. The excellent rate was 88.24%. The effective rate was 97.65%. Non-effective rate was 2.35%. Conclusion: When irradiated with Nd:YAG laser, the nucleus pulposus was vapouring, charring and coagulating. The volume and inner-pressure of the disc decreased. So the symptoms and signs improved. The main value of this methods were micro-damage, non-operation, no bleeding, no bone injury, good therapy effect, quick recovery, lesser pain, safety and excellent long everlasting effect. It is an ideal non-operative method of treating PLDD.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5967, 2004 Shanghai International Conference on Laser Medicine and Surgery, 59671Y (11 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.639386
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Dianxue Zhang, Yantai Economy and Technology Development Zone Hospital (China)
Hefu Cheng, Yantai Economy and Technology Development Zone Hospital (China)
Jindong Wang, Yantai Economy and Technology Development Zone Hospital (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5967:
2004 Shanghai International Conference on Laser Medicine and Surgery
Jing Zhu, Editor(s)

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