electrothermal therapy

electrothermal therapy

the use of heat to destroy cells, particularly in tumors.
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Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) is a method applied for treatment of pain caused by the disc and involves reaching spinal disc through a catheter under fluoroscopy and solidifying disc interior by heating.
Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) is a method applied for treatment of pain caused by the disc and the procedure consists of reaching spinal disc through a catheter under fluoroscopy and solidifying disc interior by heating.
Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) for the treatment of discogenic low back pain: patient selection and indications for use.
Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) is a pain management procedure used for patients with disc pain and herniated discs.
Evidence for the use of injections (eg, corticosteroid, botulinum toxin), prolotherapy, intradiscal electrothermal therapy, and radiofrequency denervation as intervention is presented and two recommendations are made.
It includes discussion of gene therapy, tissue engineering, intradiscal electrothermal therapy and radiofrequency nuclear decompression nucleoplasty.
Intradiscal electrothermal therapy is a frequently performed procedure for the pain of internal disc disruption.
Examples of healthcare technologies that may be unnecessary or inappropriately applied include hysterectomies, caesarian sections, high-dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell support or bone marrow transplant for breast cancer, electronic fetal monitoring during low-risk uncomplicated labor, gastric bubble for morbid obesity, gastric freezing for peptic ulcers, intradiscal electrothermal therapy and whole-body computed tomography scanning.
ORTHOPAEDIC consultant Nilam Shergill from Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital is one of just 20 specialists in the country to practice the technique, called IDET, intradiscal electrothermal therapy.
It is called Intra-Discal ElectroThermal therapy (IDET), and it takes just 30 minutes under a local anaesthetic.
Pain Management Associates offers the latest pain management procedures and treatments, including injection therapy, radiofrequency, spinal cord stimulation, intradiscal electrothermal therapy, epiduroscopy and implantable drug systems.
ORATEC markets two minimally invasive systems: the Vulcan(TM) ElectroThermal Arthroscopy System to treat joint disorders; and the SpineCATH(TM) IntraDiscal ElectroThermal Therapy (IDET(TM)) System to treat chronic low back pain associated with contained herniated discs.