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Decompression laminectomy

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
14 years experience in Neurosurgery
Laminectomy: This is the surgical removal of the spinous process and lamina of the spine along with the ligamentum flavum. Usually done to treat spinal stenosis b ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Yonemura
36 years experience in Neurosurgery
Lumbar decompression: Laminectomy is standard form of spinal decompression that is slowly being replaced by newer minimally invasive techniques. The goal is to create more ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
The excision or : Surgical removal of the posterior roof of the vertebral bone of the spine which is labeled the lamina to access the spinal canal where the neural tiss ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynn Bartl
27 years experience in Neurosurgery
It Depends: Following a decompressive lumbar laminectomy, the muscles are sewn back together resulting in a firm contour immediately following surgery. Over time ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Deprends: On ttype of fusion what approach anterior alif or plif or xilf allograft autograft bmp how many levels your diagnosis definition of recovery 6months ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Joining bone togethe: A spinal fusion is a procedure used to join two spinal motion units together. It is designed to stop all motion of the motion segment. It may be perfo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience in General Practice
Consult your surgeon: Consult your surgeon. Wishing you the best.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Surgical: If you have spinal stenosis that require surgery, then a laminectomy is usually the type of surgery that would resolve the tightness. If you have a ro ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
No: If there was a complete diskectomy, there is nothing left to herniated, but if the surgeon just shaved the disk, then re-herniation can occur.
A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: This surgery, like any surgery, has indications that must be evaluated in terms of each patient with respect to benefits v risks involved. This is ba ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends on reason: This depends on the reason for this type of surgery, the number of levels involved. , whether this is a repeat surgery, the health and age of the pat ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Glickman
18 years experience in Neurosurgery
Surgery: Generally speaking, spinal cord compression requires surgical decompression. While there are different etiologies leading to compression (i.e. Disc h ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Lewis
33 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Not always: Usually, unless there is a need for urgent surgical intervention, a trial of conservative therapy is attempted. This may consist of combinations of ph ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Corrective: Spinal fusion removes degenerative discs/vertebra and "fuses" the appropriate remaining spinal segments to restore function and overall health.
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience in Anesthesiology
Are: You referring to your groin or your ability to move your feet up ?
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: The traction machine advertised to "decompress" the spine pulls on it. The disk bulge may temporarily reduce in size during the treatment (pulling the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Benglis
16 years experience in Neurosurgery
Lumbar fusion : Bridging the vertebral segments together in the spine. Should only be done if you have instability. Discogenic back pain without instability more co ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
Maybe, maybe not: If physical therapy is required after your surgery, slow stretching and strengthening exercises will be employed. Nothing too strenuous will be used. ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hooman Melamed
21 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Microdiscectomy which is removal of the herniated disc is a very rewarding procedure typically w/ excellent results on a patient who has failed conser ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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22 years experience in Critical Care
Depends: For a standard cervical discectomy and fusion for radiculopathy it's 8-12 weeks. You could return to work more quickly depending on what you do. The ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slosar
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: If you mean getting into a machine and getting pulled into traction there is no good scientific data that supports this. It can be very expensive and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sterling
29 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
What's the question?: See your doctor and treat the problem. If you have a compressive myelopathy you might need to see a spinal surgeon. Lots of possibilities for treatme ... Read More
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A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Decompression: The disc in between the vertebrae have the consistency of a jelly donut. The contents can herniate through the outer border and compress the nerves of ... Read More
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