The Percutaneous Image-Guided Lumbar Decompression: Remove the Problem and Leave Nothing Behind

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The Percutaneous Image-Guided Lumbar Decompression: Remove the Problem and Leave Nothing Behind

Published on June 28, 2022

Ajay Antony, MD

Dr. Ajay Antony presents clinical data regarding the percutaneous image-guided lumbar decompression (PILP) procedure. Dr. Antony mentions that the field is shifting toward evidence-based medicine, including the benefits of radio-frequency ablation and its applications to cardiac cases as well as its expansion to different areas (e.g., arthritis, spinal stenosis). He then focuses on the efficiency and effectiveness of direct decompression. Dr. Antony specifically mentions how this technique has become a streamlined procedure that provides access to multiple treatment zones through a single midline incision. He also describes long-term PILD data, demonstrating its benefits in comparison to other treatments such as repeated epidural steroid injections.

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