intradiscal electrothermal therapy


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intradiscal electrothermal therapy

, intradiskal electrothermal therapy (ĭn″tră-dĭsk′ăl),

IDET

A treatment for low back pain without sciatica that involves inserting a needle into the posterior annulus of a painful intravertebral disc and heating it to 90°C.
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All the discs were treated simultaneously by intradiscal electrothermal therapy. The patient tolerated the procedure well and responded favourably with significant and prolonged decrease in her symptoms.
This report indicates that intradiscal electrothermal therapy can be performed at multiple levels at a single sitting, compared to intradiscal electrothermal therapy performed at one to two discs at a time, this approach may obviate the need for surgery and may reduce the duration of pain and disability incurred.
Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) is a minimally invasive, albeit controversial treatment for low back pain (LBP) of discogenic origin.
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.