Percutaneous Disc Decompression
WHAT IS IT?
It is a procedure that is of benefit to patients with low back pain
radiating into the legs from contained herniated discs who have not
improved from other treatment options before surgery. It is performed
using the above instrument with the patient under sedation and using
local anaesthetic with the assistance of an x-ray guidance.
HOW DOES THE PROCEDURE WORK?
The DeKompressorTM lumbar discectomy
probe as shown above is inserted into the disc, rotation of the exposed
helical probe tip results in aspiration of the tissue and mechanical
evacuation back through the cannula.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
The DeKompressorTM procedure
could last between 1 to 10 minutes. This is in addition to pre-operative
time, etc making the total procedure time to last between 20-60 minutes.
ARE THERE ANY POTENTIAL RISKS TO THE PROCEDURE?
Complications are very rare and include discomfort, bruises,
bleeding, infection, nerve damage and paralysis. When performed by a
trained physician in an accredited facility, the complication becomes