PLDD -Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression
PLDD (Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression) is a latest treatment procedure for the treatment of spinal problem in neck and back pain. It is performed under fluoroscopic guidance and inserting a needle into the disk. A thin optical fiber is inserted through the needle to apply laser energy to the nucleus of the disk. Laser evaporates disc materials and creates negative a pressure which gradually pulls the herniation backwards into the disk. There is no incision and is therefore much less invasive and surgical risk of spine surgery is much minimized by this procedure. This procedure is safe & approved by Federal Drug Administrtion for the treatment of prolapsed Intervertebral disc. Institute of Laser Surgery & Hospital is the Pioneer of PLDD tratement in Bangladesh.