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Cervical Spine Percutaneous Thermal Discectomy operation 3D animations. 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 neck and arm pain, seen in operation 3D animations. The percutaneous approach decreases the pain, complications and recovery time, and maximizes the spine's strength and stability after the procedure.
The indications for a percutaneous discectomy are
- neck or arm pain, caused by
- a contained disc herniation seen on radiological imaging
- that has not responded to at least three months of conservative treatment including Cervical Spine Percutaneous Thermal Discectomy operation 3D animations.