Abrasion of vertebral body

Category C - full version without watermark 1024x576 (check terms and conditions at www.teledesign.de) The embed version with watermark is free of charge. - Description: Intervertebral discs make up about one-third of the length of the spine and constitute the largest organ in the body without its own blood supply. They act as a buffer. To keep its elastic force they have to be subsisted. The discs receive their blood supply through movement as they soak up nutrients. Expanding and resting allows them to soak up nutrient rich fluid. When this process is inhibited through repetitive movement, injury or poor posture, the discs they dry out, become thinner and more prone to injury. This may be a cause of the gradual degeneration of the structure and function of the disc over time, they loose their elasticity. A new minimally invasive surgical method for the regenration of painful degenerative lumbar discs can help - the percutaneouw endoscopic transforaminal disc abrasion. The surface of the cover plate will be made porous and spongy by a small scraper and enables the intervertebral disc to receive blood supply again. This treatment often goes together with surgery of prolaps to speed up the healing process. The substitution of the spinal disc is basic for the funktion of the vertebra.