IJOCP | April 2014 | Volume 1 | Issue 2 | Page 7
Conference: Poona Orthopaedic Society Annual Conference POSAC- 2014, India [Click for Full details]  

Authors: Chavan


ObjectiveTo determine efficacy of radionucleoplasty infiltration in intervertebral disc herniation 

Background of Background DataRadionucleoplasty   is a new, minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of disc prolapse. The aim of the present study was to determine associations between the morphology of the basic disease, patient-specific factors and the outcome of the treatment.Disc prolapse is one of the important causes of low back pain radiating to limbs. Apart from conservative therapy all other forms of treatment aim at decompressing the nerve roots. These can be done by taking the disc out by surgery or by decompressing the foramen and disc by different interventions. The various treatment options have confused clinicians due to significant failure rate associated with different kinds of surgeries as well as with different interventions. Injecting a thermal wand fordisc prolapsehas developed as an alternative to chemonucleolysis and disc surgery owing to its high success rates, less invasiveness, fewer chances of recurrences and remarkably no side effects.

Methods: Retrospective review by comparing the patients pre -operative and post -operative radicular pain.

Results: We reviewed 30 patients having radicular pain who underwent the procedure of radionucleoplasty. Of these, 21 patients had complete pain relief post-operatively and 8 patients and no difference in pre and post-operative radiculopathy and 1 patient complained of worsening of symptoms post-operatively.

Conclusion: We report that radionucleoplasty is a good interventional technique for management of herniated disc.

Keywords: Radionucleoplasty, disc prolapse, herniated disc, radiculopathy, coablation therapy, minimally invasive procedure.

How to Cite this Abstract
 Chavan . To determine efficacy of radionucleoplasty infiltration in intervertebral disc herniation. I J Orthopaedic Conference Proceedings April 2014;1(2):7.