Laser treatment for PLDD
PLDD means that under the guidance of C-arm X-ray or CT, 16G or 18G puncture needle is inserted into the diseased cervical/lumbar intervertebral disc, 200-800μm optical fiber is introduced through the puncture needle, and then laser treatment system is started to emit laser to vaporize part of the nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc, thus reducing the pressure in the intervertebral disc.
The benefits of laser for PLDD treatment.
effects on disc herniation include partial vaporization of the nucleus pulposus, reduction of intradiscal pressure, and retraction of the hernia. A laser beam is introduced through a very thin optical fiber inside the needle under fluoroscopy or CT guidance. The procedure is performed in a hospital using local anesthesia and/or mild analgesia, does not require surgical incision, does not require stitch removal, and allows you to get back to work immediately.
Advantages of Radial Fiber for PLDD
Patients improved significantly in a short time after the PLDD, which can be explained by two primary factors as follows. Laser irradiation vaporized a small amount of nucleus pulposus (NP) in the affected disc, which resulted in an immediate reduction of the intradisc pressure, thus resulting in gradual withdrawal of disk compression on the nerve root.
What is PLDD Treatment?
The treatment process uses a thin optical fiber to emit pulsed lasers. Percutaneous laser disc decompression uses laser energy to hollow the diseased nucleus pulposus, reduce the pressure in the intervertebral disc, and relieve and eliminate the compression on the sciatic nerve or vertebral artery nerve.
Is PLDD demanding on physicians?
Of course, it must first be performed by a specialized surgeon, usually an orthopedic surgeon or a neurointerventionist. However, even for doctors who have not been exposed to laser surgery, the learning cost of PLDD is not very high. The whole procedure is relatively simple, the operation mode is fixed, and the laser will do most of the operations automatically.
What are the applicable wavelengths for PLDD?
For PLDD, the current mainstream wavelength choice is 980nm because 980nm has been clinically proven for a long time in terms of tissue absorption and widely accepted by physicians worldwide.
What are the requirements of PLDD for lasers?
Since PLDD was invented in 1986, through continuous clinical improvement, the treatment environment of PLDD has gradually changed to 'in office' and 'outpatient basis', along with the demand for compactness, lightness and simple operation of the laser, which has gradually increased. In this case, Pioon M2 8kg Surgical Diode Laser System will be one of the best choices for PLDD laser.
What are the advantages of PLDD compared to traditional surgery?
The advantages of laser treatment are its controlled and precise fractional energy, which brings the advantages of small incisions, low complications and short recovery time. The same applies to PLDD, which can also achieve better postoperative results for herniated discs and no recurrence for a long time.
Basic Introduction of PLDD — Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression
Percutaneous laser disc decompression (PLDD) is a procedure in which a surgical fiber probe is inserted into the disc space and the laser energy emitted by the fiber is applied to vaporize and ablate the nucleus pulposus to achieve decompression and neuromodulation and thus pain relief. It is a minimally invasive surgery with significant clinical advantages and falls under the category of percutaneous intervertebral surgery.
Precision PLDD treatment with M2 surgical laser, Malaysia
Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression (PLDD) is a state-of-the-art minimally invasive orthopedic surgery to relieve disc nerve compression through precise laser energy.