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Related to chemonucleolysis: discectomy, laminectomy


n. quimionucleólisis, disolución por inyección de una enzima proteolítica del núcleo pulposo de una hernia.
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Chemonucleolysis versus open discectomy: the case against chymopapain.
Condoliase is an exciting product being developed with the potential to return a proven mechanism, chemonucleolysis, as a treatment alternative for radicular leg pain associated with lumbar disc herniation, said Gunnar Andersson, MD, Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, U.
Condoliase is being developed for use as a chemonucleolysis treatment to break down selected components of the IVD, primarily within the nucleus pulposus.
Ozone chemonucleolysis on the lumbar intervertebral disc of the rabbit.
We will the further our discussion in the different alternative minimally invasive treatments, including chemonucleolysis, manual percutaneous discectomy (MPD), automated percutaneous lumbar discectomy (APLD), percutaneous lumbar laser discectomy (PLLD), and microendoscopic discectomy (MED).
Five-year results from chemonucleolysis with chymopapain or collagenase: A prospective randomized study.
Up to the present, volumetric reduction of nucleus pulposus has been achieved using various methods, such as chemonucleolysis, percutaneous laser discectomy and percutaneous discectomy.
An example is chymopapain, used for chemonucleolysis.
The topics include the history of the surgical management of herniated lumbar disks from cauterization to arthroscopic and endoscopic spine surgery, the role of epidural and radicular veins in chronic back pain and radiculopathy, using a laser in minimally invasive spinal surgery and pain management, frameless stereotactic imaging techniques, and the rise and fall of chemonucleolysis.
Past surgical history: Chemonucleolysis L4-L5 and right knee surgery, remote.
A The treatment you are referring to is known as chemonucleolysis.
1986) Chemonucleolysis versus surgical discectomy: Comparison of costs and results in workers' compensation claimants.