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Selective Endoscopic Discectomy™ : Twelve Years Experience

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More than Twelve years have passed (1991) since I learned and adopted Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy from pioneer endoscopic spine surgeon Parviz Kambin, who, along with Sadahisa Hijikata, first established the technique for percutaneous nucleotomy in the early 1970’s. A cadaver dissection of the traditional posterior anatomy of the lumbar spine compared with the foraminal anatomy clearly illustrates the feasibility and advantages of the foraminal approach to the lumbar disc.

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