By Andrea Porzionato, Veronica Macchi (auth.), Alberto Alexandre, Marcos Masini, Pier Paolo Maria Menchetti (eds.)
Radiologists, orthopedic and neurological surgeons current different minimally invasive tools. Peripheral nerve difficulties and difficulties bearing on differential analysis in specific occasions corresponding to among radicular and peripheral nerve trunk lesions are mentioned, pinpointing the importance of other diagnostic instruments. Minimally invasive innovations, applied these days to lessen bone demolition, scarring and hazard of recurrence are analyzed. Microdiscectomy is in comparison with the result of intradiscal concepts, and new equipment are mentioned dealing with difficulties corresponding to epidural fibrotisation, microinstability, osteoporotic or neoplastic or posttraumatic vertebral lesions.
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1 Gender and Age data. The left bar shows the total number of patients (n¼32) included in the research, separated by gender. The upper part represents 18 females and the lower one 14 males. The graph on the right side shows that a bigger portion of the patients was between 41 to 59 years old Number of Patients 30 Group age in decades 25 18 33,3% 20 26,7% 20,0% 15 10,0% 10 14 3,3% 3,3% 3,3% 5 2 0 Male Female 3 4 5 6 7 8 Minimally Invasive Treatment for Refractory Low Back Pain, Targeted by Epidural Endoscopy with O2/O3 and Steroid Therapy back pain without progressive neurology and no indication to open surgical procedure.
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