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What happens after an open laminectomy procedure?

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 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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What happens during a laminectomy procedure ?

What happens during a laminectomy procedure ?

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 more

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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)

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)

Why not : Pose this question to your surgeon. As he/she will best be able to guide your through your rehab due to his/her familiarity with your anatomy and the particulars of your surgery. ...Read more

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I have my lumber laminectomy surgery for stenoisis( open decompression about 75 days back but unable to urinate normally but catheter is insertd . Ho?

I have my lumber laminectomy surgery for stenoisis( open decompression about 75 days back but unable to urinate normally but catheter is insertd .  Ho?

Talk to your doc: Express your concerns to your treating surgeon. There are various reasons for your problem, and i suggest working with your surgeon. You may consider a second opinion from another spine surgeon or a urologist if you wish. ...Read more

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How much lower back bruising should there be following open lumbar laminectomy l 3 thru l5?

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 more

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70 year-old woman incidentally finds a 1.5cm soft lump below her lower incisors.....?

70 year-old woman incidentally finds a 1.5cm soft lump below her lower incisors.....?

Have endo eval: First see an endodontist to see if the lesion is from your incisor and needing a root canal If a cyst or other growth have it biopsied to determine what it is ...Read more

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What's a laminectomy?

What's a  laminectomy?

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

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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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What does laminectomy signify?

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 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