Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 16-20

Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy and drainage for spondylodiscitis: A technical note and review of literature

Department of Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Stavya Spine Hospital and Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Ajay Krishnan
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DOI: 10.4103/joas.joas_57_17

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Spondylodiscitis is on rise due to increasing elderly population and immunocompromised people and now gets early detected due to early imaging. Percutaneous Transforaminal Endoscopic Discectomy and Drainage (PTELDD), is simple procedure that yields high culture wihich helps in specific targeted antimicrobial bombardment. Dr. Satishchandra Gore has been pioneer in introducing transforaminal endoscopy in India way back in 1999. His persistent efforts has made inroads into traditional spine care treatments and endoscopy bandwagon is flying high and many surgeons are able to give results with the technique all over India. The available english literature of transforaminal endoscopy in spondylodiscitis is reviewed here with technical note of this simplistic procedure. The reported outcome in literature is excellent in majority of cases. Authors unpublished report of 16 cases is also comparable with literature. PTELDD is a simplistic most minimalist minimally invasive procedure that gives very positive outcome in early cases of spondylodiscitis.

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