Is PLDD demanding on physicians?
Of course, it must first be performed by a specialized surgeon, usually an orthopedic surgeon or a neurointerventionist. However, even for doctors who have not been exposed to laser surgery, the learning cost of PLDD is not very high. The whole procedure is relatively simple, the operation mode is fixed, and the laser will do most of the operations automatically.
What are the applicable wavelengths for PLDD?
For PLDD, the current mainstream wavelength choice is 980nm because 980nm has been clinically proven for a long time in terms of tissue absorption and widely accepted by physicians worldwide. However, more and more doctors are trying to apply 1470nm, because 1470nm has a better water absorption rate, and the water content in the nucleus pulposus of the disc is relatively high, and even trying the dual combination of 1470nm+980nm, which continues to be well accepted by the academic community.
What are the requirements of PLDD for lasers?
Since PLDD was invented in 1986, through continuous clinical improvement, the treatment environment of PLDD has gradually changed to 'in office' and 'outpatient basis', along with the demand for compactness, lightness and simple operation of the laser, which has gradually increased. In this case, 8kg Surgical Diode Laser System will be one of the best choices for PLDD laser.
When PLDD treatment is appropriate?
Not all herniated discs can be perfectly treated with PLDD, which is only suitable for cases where the nucleus pulposus is herniated but not completely detached or free. Therefore, a thorough examination by imaging is needed before treatment, and the doctor determines whether PLDD is suitable
What are the advantages of PLDD compared to traditional surgery?
The advantages of laser treatment are its controlled and precise fractional energy, which brings the advantages of small incisions, low complications and short recovery time. The same applies to PLDD, which can also achieve better postoperative results for herniated discs and no recurrence for a long time.