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How Does A Laminectomy Function
Less nerve pressure: The lamina is the part of the bony spine that covers the back part of the nerve and the spinal cord. A laminectomy means removing the lamina. This can relieve some of the pressure off the spinal cord or the nerves. This can results in less pain, numbness, and/or weakness radiating into the extremities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That is dependent on: The reason for the functional loss? Was it present pre operatively? Did happen after you woke up from anesthesia post operatively or develop later in the post op course? Were there is any complications associated with the surgery? The question is too broad to really give an appropriate answer without more detail. ...Read more
After surgical for Chiari type 1 malformation 14 yrs ago, a 37 yr-old man has sudden recurrence of symptoms. Can a second surgery be done.....?
Neurosurgeon: That type of surgery that was performed, will dictate the present clinical condition..You should consult either your previous Neurosurgeon , if he is still in practice, or his successor that has access to your records...That will be very valuable clinical data ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Removal of lamina: -ectomy means removal. Lamina is a portion of the vertebra. Google vertebra and look at a diagram. The lamina should be labeled. It is removed to decompress the nerves if they are compressed. It alleviates leg pain and leg weakness when standing or walking. It does not treat back pain. If anything, it makes back pain worse. ...Read more
Let me explain: All surgery have risk in general and some have particular risk because the locations. Be sure to ask the doctor about that and how many complications he had before with this surgery. Thousands of laminectomies done in the usa every year there are about 1-3 % possible complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The back part: The lamina is the flat part of the bone on the back side of the spinal bone (vertebra) that helps form the channel for the sac containing the spinal cord (neck and mid back) and nerves (low back). Laminectomy removes all or almost all of this bone without removing the small joints (facets) next to it. Surgeons usually try to limit the amount removed without compromising the operation's goal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerve decompression: A laminectomy describes any procedure where the back bony covering (lamina) of the spine is surgically removed. The purpose is to gain access to the spinal canal to remove a disk herniation, bone spur, cyst, or anything else that is putting pressure on the nerve roots or spinal cord. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healing by scar: The tissues over the area (muscle on the left and muscle on the right scar to each other, covering the dura (the sack containing the nerves or spinal cord) exposed by the laminectomy. This, and the the fat and skin over the muscle also heal. Strengthening those muscles by exercise can help recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The excision or : Surgical removal of the posterior roof of the vertebral bone of the spine which is labeled the lamina to access the pinal canal where the neural tissue is found and the indications are multiple. ...Read more
I had a laminectomy 6 months ago. Over the last 2 weeks, I have been having pain, is this normal?
What changed?: Did something happen to cause the pain. Do you have leg pain? Did you before the surgery. Do you have a rehab protocol with core strengthening and gentle stretching exercises? Are you following the protocol. Let the surgeon know what is happening. He/she will probably want to see you again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spine surgery: Decompression laminectomy is where the surgeon takes off the bone and lamina on the backside of the spine. It is most commonly done for spinal stenosis where there is a narrowing of the spinal canal and it can be a useful procedure depending on the patient's symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be: Call your surgeon immediately. Drainage from your wound may be something simple like a seroma, but the chances are high that it may be an infection. Do not delay. Call right now if you have any drainage. ...Read more
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