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How much will I decrease in height after a l4/l5 & l5/s1 lumbar discectomy?
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: None
Thr procredure shouldn't affect you height.

In brief: None
Thr procredure shouldn't affect you height.
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Probably not much
Modern diskectomy only removes the part of the disk that is ruptured (herniated, slipped) and a small amount of the disk in the area of the rupture.
Virtually disks that rupture are already degenerating, so some height loss has already occurred before surgery. If more height is lost, it is due to continued degeneration and aging.

In brief: Probably not much
Modern diskectomy only removes the part of the disk that is ruptured (herniated, slipped) and a small amount of the disk in the area of the rupture.
Virtually disks that rupture are already degenerating, so some height loss has already occurred before surgery. If more height is lost, it is due to continued degeneration and aging.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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