Percutaneous discectomy probe
Introduce the access needle under fluoroscopy into the disc.
Remove the stylet and introduce the probe into the cannula.
Lock the probe to the access needle through the luer-lock connection.
Switch the probe on.
Carry out a continuum movement in antero-posterior direction, for 2/3 minutes. Alternatively, proceed with a rotary movement.
Disc material is then removed and collected along the probe stylet or into the collection chamber.
After switching off remove the device.
- Preserves discal annulus integrity
- Rapid rehabilitation
- Total procedure time: 10 to 15 minutes
- Up to 2cc of disc material collected
- Disc material collected could be used for bioptic procedures
- Available for thoraco-lumbar and cervical spine
- Totally single use device
- No further equipment needed
- No capital investment required
- No thermal damages to the nerve roots
- Percutaneous access → totally MIS procedure
- Fast recovery after treatment
- Just local anesthesia needed
- Fast discharge of the patient
- Ierardi, A.M., Carnevale, A., Cossu, A. et al. Percutaneous cervical discectomy: retrospective comparison of two different techniques. Radiol med 125, 569–577 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11547-020-01133-x
- Liguori A, Pandolfi M, Gurgitano M, Arrichiello A, Angileri SA, Di Meglio L, Ierardi AM, Paolucci A, Galli F, Stellato E, Carrafiello G. Image-guided percutaneous mechanical disc decompression for herniated discs: a technical note. Acta Biomed. 2020 Sep 23;91(10-S):e2020001. doi: 10.23750/abm.v91i10-S.10247. PMID: 33245063. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33245063/