A member asked:

I would like some information on the decompression laminectomy?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Ken Yonemura answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

Laminectomy is standard form of spinal decompression that is slowly being replaced by newer minimally invasive techniques. The goal is to create more space for the nerve roots in the spinal canal and this can be accomplished through small openings known as laminotomies often from just one side through which both sides of the canal can be decompressed and reduces the potential for instibility.

Answered Oct 26, 2019



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Dr. Edward Hellman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

There are a number of websites that have good information including understandspinesurgery and spine universe.com. You could also see a spine surgeon and discuss it in s detail with them. A decompressive laminectomy is most commonly performed for spinal stenosis, a condition in which narrowing of the nerve canal can cause people to have pain with walking or prolonged standing.

Answered Oct 26, 2019



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