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My husband just had a lowrr laminectomy he is having bad pain in his right buttock where the the brusing ion the other side is this normal?

My husband just had a lowrr laminectomy he is having bad pain in his right buttock where the the brusing ion the other side is this normal?

Post op Lumbar: Surgery hurts period. Sounds like typical post op back pain/nerve irritation. Unlikely something to be concerned about ie hematoma etc. Just call your surgeon in the morning and check with him or her. If experiencing leg weakness, perianal numbness or bowel and bladder incontinence more of an urgent issue and go to the er. ...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


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8-30 l3-5 laminectomy much worse than pre op pain n huge spsams all dwn bk lwr bk rt side pckt of fluid pain dwn side leg cnt stand mre thn 5-10min?

8-30 l3-5 laminectomy much worse than pre op pain n huge spsams all dwn bk  lwr bk rt side pckt of fluid pain dwn side leg cnt stand mre thn 5-10min?

Could be one of: Several issues: scar tissue forming which usually occurs at this time period that becomes chronic in 1-2% -retained or recurrent herniation/fragment if persisted from surgery or it could just be nerve root inflammation. Maybe this was not the appropriate surgery for you or you are a smoker leading to a higher failure rate. You need to get a workup including x-rays, MRI with contrast possible ct. ...Read more

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Had lumbar laminectomy years ago. Still having severe leg pain, and lower right side back pain. What could it be?

Need a new MRI: It could be that you are have a recurrence of the symptoms due to return in stenosis at the same level or an adjacent level. You need a new MRI to evaluate where the problem is coming from. ...Read more

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Could a recent L4/5 laminectomy to treat right side leg pain cause left foot/ankle to swell? I'm 6 wks post-op.

Could a recent L4/5 laminectomy to treat right side leg pain cause left foot/ankle to swell? I'm 6 wks post-op.

Post op dvt: concern would be a deep venous thrombosis. go to the emergency room and have an ultrasound immediately. the presence of like swelling would depend on how effective the surgery was in relieving pressure on the nerve root. over manipulation of the nerve during surgery can irritate and cause leg swelling. There is also a concern for RSD. Was the surgery effective in alleviating like pain? ...Read more

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L5-s1 level, mild broad-based posterior disk bulge, left sided laminectomy enhancing postoperative scar tissue abutting the left s1 nerve root means?

L5-s1 level, mild broad-based posterior disk bulge, left sided laminectomy enhancing postoperative scar tissue abutting the left s1 nerve root means?

Complicated: The scar, may or may not be the reason for the residual pain. If there is no pain, nothing to do, if pain is substantial, there are many factors which need to be considered, historically and radio graphically to understand the situation and to make decisions. ...Read more

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How do microspinoscopies compare with fusions and conventional laminectomies?

How do microspinoscopies compare with fusions and conventional laminectomies?

Surgeon: Very complicated to answer. Depends on the reason for surgery.. Please ask your surgeon for his explanation, and then request a second opinion if not comfortable with the answer. ...Read more

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Is a laminectomy dangerous?

Is a laminectomy dangerous?

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 more

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How does a laminectomy function?

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 more

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What is laminectomy defect mean ?

What is laminectomy defect mean
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Old surgery: 'laminectomy defect' just means prior surgery or laminectomy seen on a imaging study (usually an mri). ...Read more

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What is pre and post laminectomy?

What is pre and post laminectomy?

Depends: This could mean x-rays that were done of the spine before (pre) and after (post) a laminectomy (surgical procedures). But it could refer to anything else that was done before and after the surgery, including symptoms, labwork, etc. ...Read more

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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