Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy (PELD) is a unique approach which is quickly getting popular amongst patients and surgeons in the treatment of nonsequestrated disc herniation (disc prolapse) as it reduces the post operative hospitalization and recovery time.
‘Percutaneous’ means through the skin, and a ‘discectomy’ is an operation to remove part or all of a disc in the spine. So, percutaneous endoscopic laser diskectomy is a minimally invasive (keyhole) treatment of the spinal disc using endoscope-guided laser.
An advanced minimal invasive technique, Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) is performed for the decompression of the lumbar disc space and removal of nucleus pulposus via a posterolateral approach. In addition to decompression surgery, the technique has been found effective in management of spinal tumors and structural deformities. This surgery is recommended in patients who fail to respond effectively to conservative treatment with pain killers like NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti inflammatory Drugs) or when the pain threshold is low. In this form of surgery, an instrument called endoscope is used and the whole surgery is done under local anesthesia with the patient fully awake during surgery.
Individuals suffering from chronic low back pain and disability may benefit from a PELD procedure.
It is often used to treat patients suffering from degenerated discs, bulging discs or herniated discs that compress upon the surrounding structures within the spinal canal causing nerve compression, sciatica and low back pain.
It can also be used if the patient fails to respond to conventional management therapies including direct injection therapies for three months or more.
The surgery is also found to be successful in resection of spinal tumors, fusion and structural deformities of the spinal cord.
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