Percutaneous laser discectomy of cervical discs: preliminary clinical results

J Clin Laser Med Surg. 1995 Jun;13(3):205-7. doi: 10.1089/clm.1995.13.205.


Thirty-one patients with herniated cervical discs were treated with PLDD from 1991 to 1993. In 1990, a few of these patients were treated with the Nd:YAG laser with no complications. Since 1991 we have used the holmium:YAG laser; 28 of the 31 patients experienced pain relief in a 6-week follow-up. PLDD for the cervical discs is a viable therapy.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Cervical Vertebrae*
  • Diskectomy, Percutaneous / methods*
  • Humans
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement / surgery*
  • Laser Therapy / methods*
  • Treatment Outcome