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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
Stops motion: The purpose of a lumbar fusion procedure is to stabilize the segment in the lumbar spine. It stops motion in that segment to treat back pain and possibly nerve root compression leading to leg pain, weakness, numbness, or any combination of those. It relies on removing the disc and replacing with bone graft. In addition, screws and rods are used to hold this in place while the fusion occurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Electrical system: A defibrillator causes all myocardial (heart) cells to become depolarized at the same time. This extinguishes the abnormal arrhythmia, and allows the natural cardiac pacemaker to kick back in. This requires a large electrical current, to make sure all myocardial cells get activated at the same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on: That depends on your age and health status and how conditioned or deconditioned you wree at the time of sugery and how many levels were involved in your surgery but generally 3 months. ...Read more
Do not waste your : Money on a repackaged form of traction. If you want to try something that you can own for a fraction of the price, try an inversion table. There is no scientific literature that supports any spinal decompression system. Bulging discs are not abnormal and herniated disc symptoms may be temporarily decreased with traction. ...Read more
Depends: The most important thing is the type of surgery you experienced. Was it a posterior surgery- a true laminectomy? How many levels were operated on? What is your job? The only person who can answer your question is your surgeon. Give his office a call and see what he says. You don't want to go back too soon and risk a failure of your surgery. ...Read more
How extensive?: Full bone healing can take up to a year, depending on the technique and materials used. Recovery from surgery can be in a few months for smaller, less extensive operations. However, long segment fusions can take much longer to recover from. ...Read more
See picture here..: The hymen is a rather thin membrane in the vaginal canal and often breaks spontaneously with menstrual flow, intercourse, or insertion of tampon/speculum etc...There are cases of imperforated hypmen in some women, thus not allowing the menstrual flow to occur, thus a simple cut/hymenectomy as seen in picture here will do the job...Often with very minimal discomfort. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Stability stops pain: The spine is made up of many moving parts, joints, ligaments, bones and disks. When the parts become damaged, unstable or worn, movement becomes painful. A spinal fusion takes the moving segments and makes them stiff by growing bone across them. Once the movement stops, it's no longer painful. You will lose some mobility and it is possible to develope problems at adjacent spinal levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Highly variable.....: Everyone recovers at their own pace - it depends on age, reason for the transplant, and other medical conditions you may have. It can take 6 weeks to 6 months. What is very important is that you go to cardiac rehabilitation after your transplant. If you haven't been referred, ask your cardiologist or primary doctor to get you in. The cardiac rehab staff will get you on the road to recovery. ...Read more
It varies greatly: Healing time varies with the individual, severity of the injury and the extent of the surgery. Be patient and follow your physicians plan. It is necessary to let the surgery to heal properly to avoid long term complications. Once again, follow the physicians rules, PT as directed but most of all be patient. Good luck. ...Read more
Varies: This varies as to the diagnosis, your age, the extent and location of your surgery, what type of procedure that was done, whether you smoke and jf this is not your first back surgery. However, on average, for a one level low back surgery, most fusions heal within 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weeks to months: Recovery from a spinal fusion can be considered in two phases. The first would be a recovery from the pain of the procedure, which varies based upon the surgical approach used, the number of levels fused, and the associated pathologies treated. This takes about 2 to 4 weeks. The second phase, which is the actual bone healing, takes about a minimum of 5 months to occur clinically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fairly quickly: A well performed arthroscopy with partial medial meniscectomy does not damage anything and merely removes a painful mechanical tear. As soon as the knee calms down and overall strength has returned, return to activities is safe. This can be anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months, depending on the person. The majority of recovery is getting back quad strength and range of motion. ...Read more
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