NewsDISCOGEL®

DiscoGel® – flexible gel prothesis of the nucleus pulposus.

6 september 2017

Banner_DISCOGEL-PDF Eng_slowWe offer new minimally invasive spine hernia treatment method – injections of DISCOGEL®. It is implantable medical device based on jellified ethanol in which an opaque agent in X-rays. Information on the product can be found here.There are certain limitations of using this treatment method – hernia of level 1-4 in Pfirmann classification:

– the fibrous ring is unbroken,
– the height of the disc space is collapsed in less than 50%,
– protuberance visible on lateral MRI is not greater than 30-40% in the light of the vertebral canal
– more information, here.

In order to decide if the patient qualifies for DISCOGEL® injection, the doctor must analyze recent MRI images.