2003 Volume 9 Issue 1 Pages 126-130
We treated three cases of lumbar disc herniation using percutaneous disc decompression. Our clinical results are as follows: Patient One: Poor result, required further operation. Patient Two: Excellent result. Herniation type was considered “extrusion” type. Patient Three: Outcome Good. A clearer understanding of the selection criteria for this procedure is indicated, as most intradiscal thermal technologies utilize a heat driven process to ablate tissue, with no adverse effects reported in a review of the literature. This method may be an efficacious minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation.