herniated disc

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her·ni·at·ed disc

protrusion of a degenerated or fragmented intervertebral disc into the intervertebral foramen with potential compression of a nerve root or into the spinal canal with potential compression of the cauda equina in the lumbar region or the spinal cord at higher levels characterized by disruption of the annular fibrosis.

her·ni·at·ed disc

(hĕr'nē-ā-tĕd disk)
Protrusion of a degenerated or fragmented intervertebral disc into the intervertebral foramen with potential compression of a nerve root or into the spinal canal with potential compression of the cauda equina in the lumbar region or the spinal cord at higher levels.
Synonym(s): protruded disc, ruptured disc.
herniated disc; ruptured disc; protruded disc; 'slipped' disc protrusion of the gelatinous core of an intervertebral disc, causing spinal nerve compression; sciatic pain along posterior aspect of thigh and/or heel pain due to herniation of discs L4/L5/S1/S2
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Removing the pressure off of the nerve root, by removing the ruptured disc material, will allow the patient to be more active and give the nerve root the best chance of recovery.
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Trimedyne's new, outpatient laser procedures have the potential to replace the present surgical procedures to treat herniated or ruptured discs, which entail hospitalization, the risks of general anesthesia and a lengthy recuperation period and have published success rates of only 40% to 77%.
If and when FDA clearance for these applications is received, the potential market for our lasers and disposables in the treatment of herniated and ruptured discs is expected to double.
Trimedyne will announce that its proprietary lasers and laser needles will be featured in two nationally televised health education programs on the treatment of herniated and ruptured discs by a non-profit television network, Channel TBN, one the the world's largest TV broadcasters.