IDET: Intradiskal electrothermal therapy, a procedure designed to relieve back pain due to damage to the disks between the spine bones.
Under local anesthesia and X-ray guidance, a needle is introduced into the disk and a catheter with a heating coil is inserted through the needle. The tip of the catheter is then gradually heated to seal the breach in the collagen in the disk wall. The aim is to kill the tiny nerve endings that carry pain signals from the site and so relieve the pain. Following the procedure, the patient should be able to leave the hospital within two hours.
As of the year 2000, results were not yet available from controlled double-blind studies so the value of IDET remained to be proven.
IDET, or Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy, is a procedure that is being done to treat discogenic back pain. IDET uses a heat probe to shrink the disc tissue ...
Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET) can offer significant relief from chronic discogenic lower back painâ€”lower back, pain that starts in discs of your spine.
IDET back surgery video animation accompanied by a complete IDET description and explanation.
Intradiscal electrothermic therapy (IDET) is a relatively new, minimally invasive treatment for spinal disc - related chronic low back pain.
IDET (Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty) provides a new alternative to other surgical procedures for patients who suffer from back pain caused by certain types of ...