The Principle Of PLDD
In the procedure of percutaneous laser disc decompression, laser energy is transmitted through a thin optical fiber into the disc.
The aim of PLDD is to vaporize a small portion of the inner core. The ablation of a relatively small volume of the inner core results in an important reduction of intra-discal pressure, thus inducing a reduction of disc herniation.
PLDD is the minimally-invasive medical procedure developed by Dr. Daniel S.J. Choy in 1986 that uses a laser beam to treat back and neck pain caused by a herniated disc.
Percutaneous laser disc decompression (PLDD) is the utmost minimally invasive percutaneous laser technique in the treatment of disc hernias, cervical hernias, dorsal hernias(except for the segment T1-T5), and lumbar hernias. The procedure uses laser energy to absorb the water within the herniated nucleus pulpous creating a decompression.