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Live CME Webcast: DISC Nucleoplasty for Percutaneous Disc Decompression PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 January 2021

January 14, 2021

Spine Surgery: An Internet audience will be able to view a live DISC Nucleoplasty procedure for percutaneous disc decompression performed on a patient with a contained disc herniation by Dr. Peter Gerszten, Assistant Professor of Neurological Spine Services at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Friday, January 14th at 4pm ET at www.OR-Live.com
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, about one in every 50 people experiences a herniated disc, which may present with leg and/or back pain and be debilitating to patients. For those who don't respond to non-surgical treatments (including a short period of rest, anti-inflammatory medications to reduce the swelling, analgesic drugs to control the pain, physical therapy, exercise or epidural steroid injection therapy), surgery may seem to be the only option. Before deciding to go under the knife, patients may want to consider a percutaneous disc decompression or DISC Nucleoplasty.

DISC Nucleoplasty is an outpatient procedure to decompress contained herniated discs, lasting just 20 to 30 minutes under local anesthesia and light sedation. Quick and painless, DISC Nucleoplasty allows patients to walk out of the procedure room in less than an hour with just a small bandage on their back, allowing them to return to work soon after the procedure. DISC Nucleoplasty is a refined technique for removing disc tissue, a well-established mechanism for percutaneous disc decompression that has been shown to improve patient functionality in 75 percent of patients. Eighty-nine percent of patients treated with DISC Nucleoplasty expressed satisfaction with the procedure, according to a 2002 Stanford University study Clinical studies have shown that DISC Nucleoplasty decompresses herniated discs, relieving pressure and allowing patients to experience immediate and long-lasting reduction in VAS scores.

Visit www.OR-Live.com now to learn more and view a program preview.
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