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What Happens After An Open Laminectomy Procedure
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
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
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When is the right time to re-exercise (soccer) after open laminectomy surgery? Or what's the sign that shows that I am ready to play? (I'm male 29yrs)
I have my lumber laminectomy surgery for stenoisis( open decompression about 75 days back but unable to urinate normally but catheter is insertd . Ho?
Very common: Laminectomies require a good deal of dissection which results in post-ooperative pain and some bleeding. The bruising you're experiencing is the result of some of the inevitable bleeding that occurred. If the wound were to become hot, progressively inflamed, began draining anything that looked like puss or you began experiencing a fever you should consult your doctor. ...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
It Depends: Following a decompressive lumbar laminectomy, the muscles are sewn back together resulting in a firm contour immediately following surgery. Over time, this will flatten out as the muscles heal. Other 'knots' may represent muscle spasm that may respond to heat or medication. See your surgeon to be certain there is nothing of concern such as infection or CSF leak. ...Read more
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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