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Overview on Percutaneous Therapies of Disc Diseases

S. Giovanni Battista Ordine di Malta Hospital, 00148 Rome, Italy
Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology, General Hospital, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, 00133 Rome, Italy
ASSL Cagliari, Radiology PO SS Trinità, ATS Sardinia, 08100 Nuoro, Italy
Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
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Medicina 2019, 55(8), 471;
Received: 13 May 2019 / Revised: 2 August 2019 / Accepted: 7 August 2019 / Published: 12 August 2019
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Low back pain is an extremely common pathology affecting a great share of the population, in particular, young adults. Many structures can be responsible for pain such as intervertebral discs, facet joints, nerve roots, and sacroiliac joints. This review paper focuses on disc pathology and the percutaneous procedures available to date for its treatment. For each option, we will assess the indications, technical aspects, advantages, and complications, as well as outcomes reported in the literature and new emerging trends in the field. View Full-Text
Keywords: intervertebral disc; percutaneous therapies; disc diseases; lumbosciatalgy; low back pain intervertebral disc; percutaneous therapies; disc diseases; lumbosciatalgy; low back pain

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Masala, S.; Salimei, F.; Lacchè, A.; Marcia, S.; Massari, F. Overview on Percutaneous Therapies of Disc Diseases. Medicina 2019, 55, 471.

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