What is Pdct?

PDCT (Percutaneous Disc Coagulation Therapy) is a type of therapeutic system for disc coagulation, vaporization and decompression with plasma light. It has maximized safety and efficiency compared to normal minimal invasive herniated disc surgery which has been using the conventional lasers or radiofrequency.

What are the side effects of lumbar discectomy?

What are the risks of a lumbar discectomy?

  • Infection.
  • Excess bleeding.
  • Blood clots.
  • Injury to nearby nerves.
  • Reaction to anesthetic agents.
  • Only short-term (temporary) relief and need for another surgery.

How effective is a lumbar discectomy?

Operative procedure. LDH is a common disease and lumbar discectomy is the most common surgical procedure carried out for patients with low back pain and leg symptoms. Although most researchers are focusing on surgical techniques during operation. The success rate of lumbar discectomy is about 70% to 90%.

How many years does a discectomy last?

Conclusion: ACDF leads to significantly improved outcomes for all primary diagnoses and was sustained for >10 years’ follow-up. Secondary surgeries were performed for pseudarthrosis repair and for symptomatic adjacent-level degeneration.

How long does it take to recover from a lumbar discectomy?

The overall lumbar discectomy recovery time is approximately 4 to 6 weeks, but you may be feeling back to normal well before that time. Be sure to work closely with your doctor to understand how your specific lumbar discectomy recovery time should progress.

How long will a discectomy last?

Microscopic discectomy was performed on 3,400 (18.7%) patients with a mean follow-up of 4.1 years. Good/excellent results occurred in 32,917 (84.3%) patients (table 3).

Is the entire disc removed in a discectomy?

Discectomy is the most common surgery used for herniated disc in the lumbar region. In this procedure, the portion of the disc that is causing the pressure on your nerve root is removed. In some cases, the entire disc is removed. The surgeon will access the disc through an incision in your back (or neck).