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Laser discectomy

H H Sherk, J Black, A Rhodes, G Lane, J Prodoehl
Clinics in Sports Medicine 1993, 12 (3): 569-77
Discectomy with lasers is a technically easy procedure and permits a surgeon to place a predictably sized and configured defect in a predetermined position in the intervertebral disc. In a small series of patients, the procedure appears effective in controlling symptoms in a high percentage of patients. The efficacy of the procedure and wider acceptance will depend on the results of multicenter clinical trials.

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