Lumbar Spine Surgery Percutaneous Automated Discectomy operation movies. Shows the goal of a percutaneous discectomy, which is to cause the disc herniation to retract, which in turn can lead to a decrease in back and leg pain. A percutaneous automated lumbar discectomy involves patient positioning, skin preparation, local anesthetic injection, cannula insertion, drill insertion and the removal of some nucleus material, operation movies, herniation retraction and wound dressing. Percutaneous discectomy is a minimally invasive disc decompression technique which is performed through a needle. The discectomy removes some nucleus material from the intervertebral disc whilst minimizing damage to the adjacent tissues. The removal of nucleus material decreases the pressure within the disc, which can result in the contained disc herniation retracting. This in turn can lead to a decrease in back and leg pain.
Lumbar Spine Surgery Percutaneous Automated Discectomy operation movies.