HydroCision’s Percutaneous HydroDiscectomy System
Dr. Brian Klagges currently serves as an anesthesiologist, pain interventionalist, and department director at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire. In addition to his work at the hospital, Dr. Brian Klagges was the first physician in New Hampshire to perform percutaneous hydrodiscectomy as a consultant for HydroCision, a medical device company that develops technologies like the Percutaneous HydroDiscectomy System.
Hydrodiscectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that treats leg and back pain by eliminating herniated disc tissue and releasing nerve pressure with a high-power water stream. To facilitate a safe and accurate procedure, HydroCision’s Percutaneous HydroDiscectomy System utilizes fluidjet technology to both cut and aspirate the nucleus at the same time. The high-velocity fluidjet stream cleanly removes tissue, yields no thermal damage, and reduces the possibility of annular puncture with a depth stopper and rounded tip.
For enhanced precision, the Percutaneous HydroDiscectomy System includes the carefully designed HydroDiscectomy Access Set, which ensures accurate nucleus placement. The system’s SpineJet MicroResector also works to remove consistent volumes of nucleus for predictable precision regardless of age or type.