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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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Lumbar Laminectomy (Definition)

Surgical removal of the posterior roof of the vertebral bone of the lumbar (lower back) spine which is labeled the lamina to access the spinal canal where the neural tissue is found and the indications are multiple. There ...Read more


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Recovery time from surgery for herniated disk?

Recovery time from surgery for herniated disk?

Usually 6-10 weeks.: Usually 6-10 weeks. People heal in different time frames. During the healing process, i advise patients to avoid heavy lifting or strenuos activity. I do encourage them to begin a walking program. Check out spine-health.Com. Good luck. ...Read more

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Anterior cervical disectomy recovery time?

Anterior cervical disectomy recovery time?

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 hospital stay is typically overnight, though some surgeons do the procedure outpatient. If someone is very myelopathic, then the recovery/rehab is longer. For an artificial disc the recovery time is shorter since no fusion is expected. ...Read more

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What is recovery time laminectomy and fusion surgery?

What is recovery time laminectomy and fusion surgery?

This varies as to : The type of fusion done, number of levels involved as well as the type of instrumentation ( if any) that was used. In general, assuming normal healing ( not smoking, not a diabetic, not a revision surgery, not hypothyroid or malnourished) usually after several months for most activities with fusion 6 months to a year to all activities -closer to a year for activities like golf. ...Read more

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Is reherniation after lumbar laminectomy with discectomy possible?

Is reherniation after lumbar laminectomy with discectomy possible?

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. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery of lumbar spine fusion?

How long is the recovery of lumbar spine fusion?

Physical therapy: After a lumbar spine fusion with instrumentation, most patients are mobilized within a day or two. They progress with physical therapy. The incisions are usually healed within a week. Ultimately, the fusion needs to become solid. This may take about 3 months. During that time physical therapy is key in getting the patient moving and overcoming the pain from surgery which can be significant. ...Read more

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Recovery time from ACL revision surgery on knee?

Recovery time from ACL revision surgery on knee?

8-9 months: An acl revision is seldom as simple as a first time acl reconstruction, so rehab would often be a bit more guarded. However, given good graft fixation, and a well-performed procedure, the expected recovery should be the same. Expect 6-12 weeks for return to daily activities and 8-9 months ideally before return to cutting sports. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after? Laminectomy surgery?

What is the recovery time after? Laminectomy surgery?

Depends: It's not totally simple. How many levels were operated on? Why was it done? A good answer for you is that walking immediately after surgery is your best exercise. You will need at least 2-3 months before you attempt any vigorous exercise. Remember that with spine surgery, this is a marathon, not a sprint. Go low and slow with your activity to get the best result. ...Read more

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How long is cervical discectomy the operation length and recovery time?

How long is cervical discectomy the operation length and recovery time?

It varies: For a one-level discectomy and fusion the operation typically lasts 1-2hours. I typically let my patients go home the same day of surgery. Recovery varies from patient to patient. I tell my patients no strenuous activity for first 2 weeks. We then start to ease them back into full activity so that they're back to normal activity by 6-8 weeks. See http://youtu.Be/oyk49lnvx78 for a video. ...Read more

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How long is the average recovery time after a spinal fusion to correct scoliosis?

How long is the average recovery time after a spinal fusion to correct scoliosis?

6months to a year: Fusion first then activities resume , you can't make it go faster with exercise, i recomend rest, be still heal , then move non fusion cost you a year in recovery and comfort. ...Read more

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What's the recovery time after a laminectomy?

What's the recovery time after a laminectomy?

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 more

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How effective is having spinal fusion with decompressive laminectomy?

How effective is having spinal fusion with decompressive laminectomy?

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 patient, the smoking status of the patient, their weight and nutritional status and other co morbidities or problens like diabetes, thyroid disease, etc.. The bone density can also play a role, ie, osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What?Physical therapy is required after lumbar laminectomy surgery?

What?Physical therapy is required after lumbar laminectomy surgery?

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. Those exercises to help you with activities of daily living and restoration of function is important. ...Read more

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Whats the recovery time after having two herniated disks removed?

Whats the recovery time after having two herniated disks removed?

Neck v back?: This depends on surgery type. In the neck it involves a fusion typically and then a 2 level fusion takes approxinately 12-16 weeks to heal in a nonsmoker . In the lower back, recovery is anticipated by 12 weeks in a nonsmoker. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after arthroscopic hip surgery?

What is the recovery time after arthroscopic hip surgery?

3-4 months: Recovery is dependent on the extent of cartilage damage at the time of surgery. I start my patients they day after surgery with gentle motion with a therapist. This starts passive and then moves to active. Your surgeon should give you a protocol. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after a subtalar fusion?

What is the recovery time after a subtalar fusion?

Several months: First your fusion has to heal which takes 8-12 weeks in general. Then you start your gait training and exercise rehab. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for surgery on thoracic spine?

What is the recovery time for surgery on thoracic spine?

Depends: Recovery from thoracic spine surgery varies upon the type of surgery. With lesser invasive techniques, anterior surgeries can be associated with short hospital stays. More traditional anterior and/or posterior procedures may involve longer hospitalization and recovery periods. ...Read more

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Recovery time after surgery for torn meniscus?

Recovery time after surgery for torn meniscus?

Mutifactorial: It depends on the overall condition of the knee, age of patient, physical condition, and expectations. Recovery will range from 2 weeks to 2 months. ...Read more

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What are the lumbar laminectomy aftercare rehab exercises?

What are the lumbar laminectomy aftercare rehab exercises?

See below: It really depends on what was done at surgery and the preferences of the surgeon. Most surgeons that i work with prefer a simple walking program in the first several weeks after the surgery and we may then get into more of a conditioning, endurance and strength training. ...Read more

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How painful is a c-spine diskectomy & fusion?

How painful is a c-spine diskectomy & fusion?

Not bad: Typically, the post-operative pain following an acdf is not bad. You may have some discomfort between the shoulders and a sore throat. Typically, most patients do well. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Laminectomy (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Decompression Laminectomy (Definition)

Lamina is the back side wall of bony tunnel where spinal cord and nerves travel. It can be removed to eliminate pressure (decompression), if you ...Read more