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could a percutaneous discectomy make your disk stronger?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Perc discectomy: Indications for this procedure is a symptomatic disc herniation with appropriate nerve pain advantages include sparing the surronding musculature from surgical trauma the disc has already weakened by the disc injury removing thextruded piece won't strenghthen the injured disc.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
No: No.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How do they do a percutaneous discectomy?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Minimally invasive: Way of removing a disc thru a small skin incision done as an outpatient without general anesthesia using imaging and special tools like doung a joint arthroscopy.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you explain a percutaneous discectomy?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Minimally invasive: Way of removing a disc thru a small skin incision done as an outpatient without general anesthesia using imaging and special tools like doung a joint arthroscopy.

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