WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Farzad Karkvandeian of Main Line Spine presented a talk on the PILD procedure at the Spine Intervention Society’s 2021 Annual Meeting. PILD, or Percutaneous Image-guided Lumbar Decompression, is a minimally-invasive treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.

During his briefing, Dr. Karkvandeian noted that while there are a few different ways that doctors can decompress the spine to reduce pain, PILD is one of the newest methods available. During this procedure, using a fluoroscope or x-ray for indirect guidance, a surgeon focuses on the ligamentum flavum, a series of bands of elastic tissue that runs from the lamina. After a small incision is made, an instrument called a tissue sculptor is used to remove a very small portion of the ligamentum flavum to reduce pain.

Dr. Karkvandeian also discussed how MILD® – a specialized device and system for performing the PILD procedure – has established a safe track record in multiple clinical studies.

Dr. Farzad Kardvandeian speaking at the Spine Intervention Society's 2021 annual meeting
Dr. Farzad Karkvandeian speaks at the Spine Intervention Society’s Annual Meeting

About the Spine Intervention Society (SIS)

The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is an international physician organization dedicated to the development and promotion of the highest standards for the practice of interventional pain procedures. The Society’s annual 2021 meeting was attended by almost 400 physicians who specialize in the spine intervention field.

About Main Line Spine

Main Line Spine is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation practice in King of Prussia, PA which is uniquely focused on providing patients with the least invasive, most effective, and latest groundbreaking medical advances in the field. Main Line Spine’s expertise covers musculoskeletal, spine, and sports conditions and problems – as well as pain management.

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