How do they do a percutaneous discectomy?

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.
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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Can you explain a percutaneous discectomy?

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.

Could a percutaneous discectomy make your disk stronger?

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.

How much it will hurt to have a percutaneous discectomy?

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.

Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the percutaneous discectomy?

Yes. A percutaneous discectomy is a surgical procedure in which the central portion of an intervertebral disc is accessed and removed through a cannula.

Is an endoscopic percutaneous discectomy to remove herniated np thereby disrupting integrity of disc a good ideafor someone in high impact sports?

May be. If the disc is large enough that you are having weakness and/or constant numbness/pain in your leg (s), a minimally invasive discectomy (microscopic or endoscopic) is typically a good option. Please consult your neurosurgeon.
Quite Possibly. If you are a surgical candidate (determined by a neurosurgeon with attention to specific radiologic findings), then yes, disc removal will help your impact sports training.
Depends. First, if the nucleus pulposus is herniated, the disc integrity is already compromised. Second, in most cases of disc herniation surgery is not needed. Third, if surgery is appropriate, the percutaneous discectomy is optimal for some, but not all, hnps.