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Without an Incision:

Percutaneous Procedures for Diagnosis & Treatment

Chapter 11

IDET - IntraDiscal ElectroThermy

for Non-Surgical Lumbar Disk Repair

This procedure is done to try to repair tears in the annulus fibrosus.  A needle is threaded into the disk space and a wire is then advanced into position near the tear. The wire is then heated to try to achieve a repair.