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Could A Percutaneous Discectomy Make Your Disk Stronger
In surgery, percutaneous pertains to any medical procedure where access to inner organs or other tissue is done via needle-puncture of the skin, rather than by using an "open" approach where inner organs or tissue are exposed (typically with the use of a scalpel). The percutaneous approach is commonly used in vascular procedures. This involves a needle catheter getting access ...Read more
Through the skin: Percutaneous discectomy is a minimally invasive treatment option for certain types of bulging intervetebral discs that are causing nerve root compression and sciatica. As opposed to open discectomy, which requires general anesthesia and lengthier recovery, percutaneous discectomy can be performed under local anesthesia and light sedation on an outpatient basis with a quick recovery period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Most patients who undergo a percutaneous discectomy do not report much discomfort. Be aware that most surgeons do not advocate these procedures due to consistent reproducable results. Make sure your doctor has hospital, not just ambulatory, privileges to perform these procedures and is qualified to take care of any complications. ...Read more
Is an endoscopic percutaneous discectomy to remove herniated np thereby disrupting integrity of disc a good ideafor someone in high impact sports?
How long before percutaneous cervical discectomy(yess disc) takes effect?I had it 3wks ago but still no effect àt all
Varies: If a percutaneous discectomy is going to work, results are usually immediate, or at least within the first several days. The longer that your symptoms persist, the more likely it may be that your surgery was not effective. I would give it at least 6 weeks before considering other options. ...Read more
No: It will not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Discectomy is the a surgical procedure in which the ruptured portion of a ruptured spinal disc (the pad between two vertebrae) is removed. Disc tissue near the rupture may also be removed, but usually most of the disc is saved. If a spinal fusion is needed, a more ...Read more
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