1 doctor weighed in:
I've undergone a laminoplasty and want to know any recovery issues?
1 doctor weighed in

Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Laminoplasty effects
Main issue is slow or incomplete recovery of previous spinal cord damage.
This surgery prevents worsening, but doesn't guarantee recovery. Stiffness. Weakness or pain in the shoulder and biceps can be disabling in cases, but usually temporary. Spinal cord injury can occur after surgery in rare cases due to loss of blood supply to cord. Loss of opening created at surgery and recurrence of symptoms.

In brief: Laminoplasty effects
Main issue is slow or incomplete recovery of previous spinal cord damage.
This surgery prevents worsening, but doesn't guarantee recovery. Stiffness. Weakness or pain in the shoulder and biceps can be disabling in cases, but usually temporary. Spinal cord injury can occur after surgery in rare cases due to loss of blood supply to cord. Loss of opening created at surgery and recurrence of symptoms.
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified,
13 years in practice
828K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors