Appropriate follow-up time after l5-s1 laminotomy is?

Postoperative. Usually within 10 days for wound check then 6-8 weeks, then 3-6 months depending on recovery.
Variable. I typically see my patients back at 2 weeks and 6 weeks post-op then as-needed. This will vary with surgeon.

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I have a slip disc in l5 s1 and I am 24. Will it heal after some time or it be like this life long?

Can heal. A European study suggested that most disc ruptures, dry out and shrink by 9-10 months, and unless severe neurological problems are progressing, it is best to avoid surgery if possible. Read more...

I heard fusion is the best way to fix severe disc desiccation on l5-s1. All other nonsurgical procedure didn't work the past 4 yrs. Time for surgery?

Replacement possible. Fusion is gold standard but disc replacement is done as well at this level. Goggle active xl and prodisc for lumbar disc replacement to learn more. This is done in limited centers in us. Dr jochen feil md in hiddleburg germany is an e pert in this procedure. Read more...

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I just discovered a ~5mm L5-S1 hernia. I workout moderately at the gym 4 times/week-1h. Is it true that flexing is bad in my case? How about crunches?

Disc herniation? While flexing is thought to potentially increase risk of worsening a disc herniation.. It is not necessarily bad; especially if it isn't causing you more pain. I would be cautious with squatting exercises and recommend working on core strength (back/abdominals). Over overdoing repetitive flexion activities in the gym if possible as a precaution. Learn a Mckenzie program. Hope that helps! Read more...