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Percutaneous Discectomy

This is a useful technique which can only be applied to selected patients with sciatica or slipped disc.

It is not a replacement for the very successful Fenestration Disc Fragmentectomy (discectomy for short).

This is useful for a small number of patients with a small disc protrusion pressing on the nerve root as it is exiting the spinal canal.

There must also be no evidence of narrowing of the spinal canal here on the MRI scan, for it to be successful.

It consists of a very clever probe which is small in diameter and fed through a small working needle, or portal.

This probe hoovers up the disc from inside, with very little disruption to the surrounding tissues, leaving the nerve root free and the patient better.

It can be done under general or local anaesthesia, according to preference.