In vivo temperature measurement during decompression for treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis: randomized, single-blind comparison of high-speed diamond high-speed drill (HSD) and ultrasonic bone cutting device (USD)

Marc Matthes, Dirk Thomas Pillich, Jörg Baldauf, Henry Schroeder & Jan-Uwe Müller
Objective: Spinal decompression techniques differ in terms of the risk profile for controllability, applied pressure and generated heat. USD and HSD are both highly controllable and work at low pressures. Temperatures up to 90°C have been described for classic HSD. However, the peak temperature[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]