intradiscal electrothermal annuloplasty
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intradiscal electrothermal annuloplastyOrthopedics A minimally-invasive procedure used to manage severe low-back pain due to degenerative disk disease caused by damaged intervertebral disks where a wire is guided around the vertebral body, then heated to 90º for up to 15 mins–shrinking collagen fibers and destroying pain receptors Results Improved functionality, sexual activity, QOL. See Low back pain.
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