Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression

A Practical Guide

  • Daniel S.J. Choy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Daniel S.J. Choy
    Pages 19-27
  3. Daniel S.J. Choy
    Pages 65-69
  4. Daniel S.J. Choy
    Pages 71-87
  5. Daniel S.J. Choy
    Pages 131-135
  6. Arpad S. Fejos
    Pages 173-182
  7. William Black, Arpad S. Fejos, Daniel S.J. Choy
    Pages 211-215
  8. Daniel S. J. Choy, Arpad S. Fejos
    Pages 223-228
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 229-239

About this book


This practical guide, beautifully illustrated with line drawings and images throughout, covers the basic science, laser physics, patient selection, diagnostic maneuvers and useful imaging methods of PLDD. In addition, step-by-step instructions are given on needle placement, how to enter difficult discs, and delivery of laser energy. Also included are chapters on possible complications and how to manage them, when to consider a repeat procedure, as well as long term rehabilitation.


decompression imaging techniques radiology rehabilitation therapy

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniel S.J. Choy
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Columbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsNew York
  2. 2.Laser Spine CenterNew York

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