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How does a laminectomy function?

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Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Dr. Chintan Sampat
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: It is removal of a

Portion of the roof or posterior bone of the spinal canal to decompress or relieve pressure on the nerve tissue or as a way to gain access to remove something inside the spinal canal like a disc herniation, tumor, blood clot, infection or a broken piece of bone or to allow placement of an interbody fusion implant.

In brief: It is removal of a

Portion of the roof or posterior bone of the spinal canal to decompress or relieve pressure on the nerve tissue or as a way to gain access to remove something inside the spinal canal like a disc herniation, tumor, blood clot, infection or a broken piece of bone or to allow placement of an interbody fusion implant.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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