A surgical procedure that entails removing all (laminectomy) or part (laminotomy) of selected vertebral lamina to relieve pressure on the SPINAL CORD and/or SPINAL NERVE ROOTS. Vertebral lamina is the thin flattened posterior wall of vertebral arch that forms the vertebral foramen through which pass the spinal cord and nerve roots.
Acute and chronic conditions characterized by external mechanical compression of the SPINAL CORD due to extramedullary neoplasm; EPIDURAL ABSCESS; SPINAL FRACTURES; bony deformities of the vertebral bodies; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations vary with the anatomic site of the lesion and may include localized pain, weakness, sensory loss, incontinence, and impotence.
A surgical operation for the relief of pressure in a body compartment or on a body part. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Narrowing of the spinal canal.
VERTEBRAE in the region of the lower BACK below the THORACIC VERTEBRAE and above the SACRAL VERTEBRAE.
The paired bands of yellow elastic tissue that connect adjoining laminae of the vertebrae. With the laminae, it forms the posterior wall of the spinal canal and helps hold the body erect.
The first seven VERTEBRAE of the SPINAL COLUMN, which correspond to the VERTEBRAE of the NECK.
A group of twelve VERTEBRAE connected to the ribs that support the upper trunk region.
Space between the dura mater and the walls of the vertebral canal.
Acute or chronic inflammation of the arachnoid membrane of the meninges most often involving the spinal cord or base of the brain. This term generally refers to a persistent inflammatory process characterized by thickening of the ARACHNOID membrane and dural adhesions. Associated conditions include prior surgery, infections, trauma, SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, and chemical irritation. Clinical features vary with the site of inflammation, but include cranial neuropathies, radiculopathies, and myelopathies. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1997, Ch48, p25)
The outermost of the three MENINGES, a fibrous membrane of connective tissue that covers the brain and the spinal cord.
The cavity within the SPINAL COLUMN through which the SPINAL CORD passes.
Pathologic conditions which feature SPINAL CORD damage or dysfunction, including disorders involving the meninges and perimeningeal spaces surrounding the spinal cord. Traumatic injuries, vascular diseases, infections, and inflammatory/autoimmune processes may affect the spinal cord.
Benign and malignant neoplasms which occur within the substance of the spinal cord (intramedullary neoplasms) or in the space between the dura and spinal cord (intradural extramedullary neoplasms). The majority of intramedullary spinal tumors are primary CNS neoplasms including ASTROCYTOMA; EPENDYMOMA; and LIPOMA. Intramedullary neoplasms are often associated with SYRINGOMYELIA. The most frequent histologic types of intradural-extramedullary tumors are MENINGIOMA and NEUROFIBROMA.
The lower part of the SPINAL CORD consisting of the lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal nerve roots.
X-ray visualization of the spinal cord following injection of contrast medium into the spinal arachnoid space.
Outgrowth of immature bony processes or bone spurs (OSTEOPHYTE) from the VERTEBRAE, reflecting the presence of degenerative disease and calcification. It commonly occurs in cervical and lumbar SPONDYLOSIS.
An INTERVERTEBRAL DISC in which the nucleus pulposus has protruded through surrounding fibrocartilage. This occurs most frequently in the lower lumbar region.
Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed)
Region of the back including the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE, SACRUM, and nearby structures.
Forward displacement of a superior vertebral body over the vertebral body below.
The first cervical vertebra.
A rare epidural hematoma in the spinal epidural space, usually due to a vascular malformation (CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM VASCULAR MALFORMATIONS) or TRAUMA. Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma is a neurologic emergency due to a rapidly evolving compressive MYELOPATHY.
Paired bundles of NERVE FIBERS entering and leaving the SPINAL CORD at each segment. The dorsal and ventral nerve roots join to form the mixed segmental spinal nerves. The dorsal roots are generally afferent, formed by the central projections of the spinal (dorsal root) ganglia sensory cells, and the ventral roots are efferent, comprising the axons of spinal motor and PREGANGLIONIC AUTONOMIC FIBERS.
Five fused VERTEBRAE forming a triangle-shaped structure at the back of the PELVIS. It articulates superiorly with the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE, inferiorly with the COCCYX, and anteriorly with the ILIUM of the PELVIS. The sacrum strengthens and stabilizes the PELVIS.
A calcification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spinal column, usually at the level of the cervical spine. It is often associated with anterior ankylosing hyperostosis.
A condition of persistent pain and discomfort in the BACK and the LEG following lumbar surgery, often seen in patients enrolled in pain centers.
A twisting deformation of a solid body about an axis. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Mild to moderate loss of bilateral lower extremity motor function, which may be a manifestation of SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; MUSCULAR DISEASES; INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; parasagittal brain lesions; and other conditions.
The development of bony substance in normally soft structures.
The spinal or vertebral column.
Excision, in part or whole, of an INTERVERTEBRAL DISC. The most common indication is disk displacement or herniation. In addition to standard surgical removal, it can be performed by percutaneous diskectomy (DISKECTOMY, PERCUTANEOUS) or by laparoscopic diskectomy, the former being the more common.
Disease involving a spinal nerve root (see SPINAL NERVE ROOTS) which may result from compression related to INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; SPINAL CORD INJURIES; SPINAL DISEASES; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations include radicular pain, weakness, and sensory loss referable to structures innervated by the involved nerve root.
Longitudinal cavities in the spinal cord, most often in the cervical region, which may extend for multiple spinal levels. The cavities are lined by dense, gliogenous tissue and may be associated with SPINAL CORD NEOPLASMS; spinal cord traumatic injuries; and vascular malformations. Syringomyelia is marked clinically by pain and PARESTHESIA, muscular atrophy of the hands, and analgesia with thermoanesthesia of the hands and arms, but with the tactile sense preserved (sensory dissociation). Lower extremity spasticity and incontinence may also develop. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1269)
Internal devices used in osteosynthesis to hold the position of the fracture in proper alignment. By applying the principles of biomedical engineering, the surgeon uses metal plates, nails, rods, etc., for the correction of skeletal defects.
Severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk. This condition is most often associated with SPINAL CORD DISEASES, although BRAIN DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause bilateral leg weakness.
Surgery performed on the nervous system or its parts.
Circumscribed collections of suppurative material occurring in the spinal or intracranial EPIDURAL SPACE. The majority of epidural abscesses occur in the spinal canal and are associated with OSTEOMYELITIS of a vertebral body; ANALGESIA, EPIDURAL; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations include local and radicular pain, weakness, sensory loss, URINARY INCONTINENCE, and FECAL INCONTINENCE. Cranial epidural abscesses are usually associated with OSTEOMYELITIS of a cranial bone, SINUSITIS, or OTITIS MEDIA. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p710 and pp1240-1; J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1998 Aug;65(2):209-12)
Pathological processes consisting of the union of the opposing surfaces of a wound.
Disease or injury involving multiple SPINAL NERVE ROOTS. Polyradiculitis refers to inflammation of multiple spinal nerve roots.
Penetrating and non-penetrating injuries to the spinal cord resulting from traumatic external forces (e.g., WOUNDS, GUNSHOT; WHIPLASH INJURIES; etc.).
Deformities of the SPINE characterized by an exaggerated convexity of the vertebral column. The forward bending of the thoracic region usually is more than 40 degrees. This deformity sometimes is called round back or hunchback.
A condition characterized by pain radiating from the back into the buttock and posterior/lateral aspects of the leg. Sciatica may be a manifestation of SCIATIC NEUROPATHY; RADICULOPATHY (involving the SPINAL NERVE ROOTS; L4, L5, S1, or S2, often associated with INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT); or lesions of the CAUDA EQUINA.
A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
A dead body, usually a human body.
A delicate membrane enveloping the brain and spinal cord. It lies between the PIA MATER and the DURA MATER. It is separated from the pia mater by the subarachnoid cavity which is filled with CEREBROSPINAL FLUID.
Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.
Two extensive fibrous bands running the length of the vertebral column. The anterior longitudinal ligament (ligamentum longitudinale anterius; lacertus medius) interconnects the anterior surfaces of the vertebral bodies; the posterior longitudinal ligament (ligamentum longitudinale posterius) interconnects the posterior surfaces. The commonest clinical consideration is OSSIFICATION OF POSTERIOR LONGITUDINAL LIGAMENT. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
Acute or chronic pain located in the posterior regions of the THORAX; LUMBOSACRAL REGION; or the adjacent regions.
A degenerative spinal disease that can involve any part of the VERTEBRA, the INTERVERTEBRAL DISK, and the surrounding soft tissue.
Intracranial or spinal cavities containing a cerebrospinal-like fluid, the wall of which is composed of arachnoidal cells. They are most often developmental or related to trauma. Intracranial arachnoid cysts usually occur adjacent to arachnoidal cistern and may present with HYDROCEPHALUS; HEADACHE; SEIZURES; and focal neurologic signs. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1994, Ch44, pp105-115)
Parenchymatous NEUROSYPHILIS marked by slowly progressive degeneration of the posterior columns, posterior roots, and ganglia of the spinal cord. The condition tends to present 15 to 20 years after the initial infection and is characterized by lightening-like pains in the lower extremities, URINARY INCONTINENCE; ATAXIA; severely impaired position and vibratory sense, abnormal gait (see GAIT DISORDERS, NEUROLOGIC), OPTIC ATROPHY; Argyll-Robertson pupils, hypotonia, hyperreflexia, and trophic joint degeneration (Charcot's Joint; see ARTHROPATHY, NEUROGENIC). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p726)
A congenital or acquired protrusion of the meninges, unaccompanied by neural tissue, through a bony defect in the skull or vertebral column.
Surgical enlargement of the intervertebral foramina to relieve NERVE ROOT COMPRESSION.
Degenerative changes in the INTERVERTEBRAL DISC due to aging or structural damage, especially to the vertebral end-plates.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
The joint involving the CERVICAL ATLAS and axis bones.
A group of congenital malformations involving the brainstem, cerebellum, upper spinal cord, and surrounding bony structures. Type II is the most common, and features compression of the medulla and cerebellar tonsils into the upper cervical spinal canal and an associated MENINGOMYELOCELE. Type I features similar, but less severe malformations and is without an associated meningomyelocele. Type III has the features of type II with an additional herniation of the entire cerebellum through the bony defect involving the foramen magnum, forming an ENCEPHALOCELE. Type IV is a form a cerebellar hypoplasia. Clinical manifestations of types I-III include TORTICOLLIS; opisthotonus; HEADACHE; VERTIGO; VOCAL CORD PARALYSIS; APNEA; NYSTAGMUS, CONGENITAL; swallowing difficulties; and ATAXIA. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p261; Davis, Textbook of Neuropathology, 2nd ed, pp236-46)
The joint that occurs between facets of the interior and superior articular processes of adjacent VERTEBRAE.
The anterior concavity in the curvature of the lumbar and cervical spine as viewed from the side. The term usually refers to abnormally increased curvature (hollow back, saddle back, swayback). It does not include lordosis as normal mating posture in certain animals ( = POSTURE + SEX BEHAVIOR, ANIMAL).
The toothlike process on the upper surface of the axis, which articulates with the CERVICAL ATLAS above.
Mechanical compression of nerves or nerve roots from internal or external causes. These may result in a conduction block to nerve impulses (due to MYELIN SHEATH dysfunction) or axonal loss. The nerve and nerve sheath injuries may be caused by ISCHEMIA; INFLAMMATION; or a direct mechanical effect.
The internal resistance of a material to moving some parts of it parallel to a fixed plane, in contrast to stretching (TENSILE STRENGTH) or compression (COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH). Ionic crystals are brittle because, when subjected to shear, ions of the same charge are brought next to each other, which causes repulsion.
Non-neoplastic tumor-like lesions at joints, developed from the SYNOVIAL MEMBRANE of a joint through the JOINT CAPSULE into the periarticular tissues. They are filled with SYNOVIAL FLUID with a smooth and translucent appearance. A synovial cyst can develop from any joint, but most commonly at the back of the knee, where it is known as POPLITEAL CYST.
A developmental deformity of the occipital bone and upper end of the cervical spine, in which the latter appears to have pushed the floor of the occipital bone upward. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Osteitis or caries of the vertebrae, usually occurring as a complication of tuberculosis of the lungs.
Any of the 23 plates of fibrocartilage found between the bodies of adjacent VERTEBRAE.

Spinal epidural abscess associated with epidural catheterization: report of a case and a review of the literature. (1/710)

We describe a 53-year-old man who developed a catheter-related epidural abscess 8 days after left upper lobectomy for lung cancer. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was detected in a culture of the epidural pus. Magnetic resonance imaging was essential for the diagnosis of epidural abscess and for determining the extent of spread. The patient was treated by laminectomy and administration of appropriate antibiotics, with almost complete recovery, except for urinary retention. A literature search yielded 29 additional cases of catheter-related epidural abscess. The median duration of catheterization was 4 days and the median time to onset of the clinical symptoms after catheter placement was 8 days. Eleven of the 30 patients had some underlying disorders, including malignancy or herpes zoster, or were receiving steroids. Nine of the 10 patients with thoracic epidural abscess had persistent neurological deficits, whereas 12 of the 15 patients with lumbar epidural abscess showed a full recovery after treatment. Surgical decompression was not required in six patients without significant neurological deficits, who recovered following antibiotic treatment (four patients) or percutaneous drainage (two patients). Thoracic catheters are associated with a disproportionately high incidence of epidural abscess and persistent neurological sequelae following treatment.  (+info)

Multiple disc herniations in spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia tarda. A case report. (2/710)

Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia (SED) tarda is a group of inherited dysplasias in which the spine and the epiphyses of long bones are affected from late childhood. A 19-year-old male was diagnosed as SED tarda. He had a thoracic and then lumbar disc herniations which were separated by a 4-year interval. Surgical excision was performed for each disc herniation. This is the first case report of multiple disc herniations in SED.  (+info)

The assessment of appropriate indications for laminectomy. (3/710)

We have developed criteria to determine the appropriate indications for lumbar laminectomy, using the standard procedure developed at the RAND corporation and the University of California at Los Angeles (RAND-UCLA). A panel of five surgeons and four physicians individually assessed 1000 hypothetical cases of sciatica, back pain only, symptoms of spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, miscellaneous indications or the need for repeat laminectomy. For the first round each member of the panel used a scale ranging from 1 (extremely inappropriate) to 9 (extremely appropriate). After discussion and condensation of the results into three categories laminectomy was considered appropriate in 11% of the 1000 theoretical scenarios, equivocal in 26% and inappropriate in 63%. There was some variation between the six categories of malalignment, but full agreement in 64% of the hypothetical cases. We applied these criteria retrospectively to the records of 196 patients who had had surgical treatment for herniated discs in one Swiss University hospital. We found that 48% of the operations were for appropriate indications, 29% for equivocal reasons and that 23% were inappropriate. The RAND-UCLA method is a feasible, useful and coherent approach to the study of the indications for laminectomy and related procedures, providing a number of important insights. Our conclusions now require validation by carefully designed prospective clinical trials, such as those which are used for new medical techniques.  (+info)

Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene membrane for the prevention of peridural fibrosis after spinal surgery: an experimental study. (4/710)

One of the most common complications of lumbar spine surgery is peridural fibrosis, a fibroblastic invasion of the nerve roots and the peridural sac exposed at operation. Peridural fibrosis may produce symptoms similar to those the patient experienced preoperatively and, if another spinal operation is necessary, may increase the risk of injury at reexposure. In a controlled study in dogs, we assessed the use of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) as a barrier to postoperative invasion of fibrous tissue into the laminectomy defect. In 14 dogs, a two-level laminectomy was done, at L4-L5 and L6-L7. In 12 dogs, an ePTFE membrane was placed directly over the dorsal surface of the laminectomy defect at L4-L5 and within the defect (over the surface of the dura) at L6-L7. No material was implanted in two dogs (controls). Tissue for histologic studies was obtained from the controls and from ten dogs with the membrane 12 weeks postoperatively. Two dogs with the membrane underwent reoperation. The study found that there was no peridural fibrosis in seven of the ten specimens in which the ePTFE membrane had been placed directly on the dorsal surface of the laminectomy defect, some peridural fibrosis in all specimens in which the membrane had been placed within the defect, and extensive fibrosis in controls. The ePTFE membrane created an excellent plane of dissection for reoperation. No foreign-body reactions to the membrane or membrane-related infections occurred. We conclude that the ePTFE spinal membrane, when properly implanted, is an effective barrier to postsurgical fibrous invasion of the vertebral canal. Clinical studies of use of this material in spinal surgery are warranted.  (+info)

Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene membrane for the prevention of peridural fibrosis after spinal surgery: a clinical study. (5/710)

Peridural fibrosis developing after laminectomy may cause pain that can necessitate reoperation. Many materials have been used as a barrier to invasion of fibrous tissue into the vertebral canal, but the ideal material has not been found. Various studies in animals have achieved favourable results with an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) membrane. In a prospective, randomized study, we compared postoperative results in 33 patients who had an ePTFE membrane implanted to cover the defect caused by laminectomy during lumbar spine decompression with the results in 33 patients in whom no material was implanted. At operation, an ePTFE membrane was placed after the decompression procedure to cover the laminectomy defect completely. Systematic clinical and MRI follow-up evaluations of patients with and without the membrane were conducted 3, 6, 12, and 24 months postoperatively. The effect of ePTFE membrane implantation over laminectomy sites on postoperative peridural fibrosis, pain and neurological claudication was assessed. The ePTFE-membrane group had a significantly lower rate of epidural fibrosis on MRI (P<0.0001) and of clinical manifestations of radiculalgia (P = 0.002) compared with the no-material group. Epidural fibrosis that occurred in the ePTFE group was generally less extensive than that in the no-material group. There was no significant difference in the rate of postoperative claudication in the two groups. Significantly more seromas occurred in the ePTFE group (P = 0.0002). There were no infections or other complications in either group. The results showed that placement of an ePTFE spinal membrane over the laminectomy defect produced by lumbar spine surgery provided a physical barrier to invasion of fibrous tissue into the vertebral canal, and patients with the membrane had less postoperative radicular pain.  (+info)

Is there a rational basis for post-surgical lifting restrictions? 1. Current understanding. (6/710)

Lifting restrictions postoperatively are quite common, but there appears to be little scientific basis for them. Lifting restrictions are inhibitory in terms of return to work and may be a factor in chronicity. The mean functional spinal motion unit stiffness changes with in vitro or computer-simulated discectomies, facetectomies and laminectomies were reviewed from the literature. We modified the NIOSH lifting equation to include another multiplier related to stiffness change post surgery. The new recommended lifts were computed for different lifting conditions seen in industry. The reduction of rotational stiffness ranged from 21% to 41% for a discectomy, 1% to 59% for a facetectomy and 4% to 16% for a partial laminectomy. The recommended lifts based on our modified equation were adjusted accordingly. There is no rational basis for current lifting restrictions. The risk to the spine is a function of many other variables as well as weight (i.e., distance of weight from body). The adjusted NIOSH guidelines provide a reasonable way to estimate weight restrictions and accommodations such as lifting aids. Such restrictions should be as liberal as possible so as to facilitate, not prevent, return to work. Patients need more advice regarding lifting activities and clinicians should be more knowledgeable about the working conditions and constraints of a given workplace to effectively match the solution to the patient's condition.  (+info)

Is there a rational basis for post-surgical lifting restrictions? 2. Possible scientific approach. (7/710)

Lifting restrictions postoperatively are quite common but there appears to be little scientific basis for them. Lifting restricitions are inhibitory in terms of return to work and may be a factor in chronicity. The mean changes in functional spinal motion unit (FSU) stiffness with in vitro or computer-simulated discectomies, facetectomies and laminectomies were reviewed from the literature. We modified the NIOSH lifting equation to include another multiplier related to stiffness change post surgery. The new recommended lifts were computed for different lifting conditions seen in industry. The reduction of rotational stiffness ranged from 21% to 41% for a discectomy, 1% to 59% for a facetectomy and 4% to 16% for a partial laminectomy. The recommended lifts based on our modified equation were adjusted accordingly. There is no rational basis for current lifting resctrictions. The risk to the spine is a function of many other variables as well as weight (i.e., distance of weight from body). The adjusted NIOSH guidelines provide a reasonable way to estimate weight restrictions and accomodations such as lifting aids. Such resitrictions should be as liberal as possible so as to facilitate, not prevent, return to work. Patients need more advice regarding lifting activities and clinicians should be more knowledgeable about the working conditions and constraints of a given workplace to effectively match the solution to the patient's condition.  (+info)

Acute spinal cord compression due to intraspinal bleeding from a vertebral hemangioma: two case-reports. (8/710)

Vertebral hemangiomas can cause acute spinal cord compression either after a minor trauma or during the last 3 months of pregnancy. Failure to recognize the lesion can lead to potentially serious treatment delays. An emergency MRI scan usually establishes the diagnosis of vertebral hemangioma responsible for spinal cord compression requiring laminectomy. We report two cases showing that posterior fixation should be considered: in our experience it prevents vertebral collapse during the interval preceding secondary vertebroplasty, which, if performed, provides highly significant pain relief.  (+info)

A lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure that is also known as an open decompression. The procedure is designed to relieve the pressure that is on the spinal nerve or spinal cord by opening or widening the spinal canal. During the procedure, the lamina which is a small section of the bone on the spine is removed so that there is more room for the nerves. An open decompression, or lumbar laminectomy is typically suggested by a physician for those patients who suffer from back pain caused by neural impingement. The surgical procedure relieves the pressure by enlarging the spinal canal. Continue reading What is Lumbar Laminectomy? →. ...
Lumbar Laminectomy Surgery is a process performed to eliminate a part of the vertebral bone termed as lamina. With the advancement of medical science, Lumbar Laminectomy Surgery has been invented. With a conventional laminectomy, removal of the lamina takes place; in fact the complete back (posterior) bone is eliminated along with its overlying muscles and Read more ...
Lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure to relieve the pressure over the spinal nerves which results in pain and numbness in the legs. Center for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine performs lumbar laminectomy surgery in Falls Church, Herndon and Vienna, VA.
Lumbar Laminectomy also known as decompression laminectomy is a procedure involving the removal of lamina from lumbar vertebrae to relieve the pressure in spinal nerves.
Degenerative disc disease can lead to spinal stenosis, when the invertebrae and bone spurs within the invertebrae put pressure on the spinal nerves. With spinal stenosis the only way to relieve back pain for San Francisco sufferers is to widen the spinal canal and remove any bone spurs putting pressure on the spinal nerves. This is done during a laminectomy. As a result the spinal nerves are no longer irritated and swelling will go down leading to a decrease in back pain. Before surgery an x-ray is done to identify which vertebrae are causing the issues in the back. These are the ones Dr. Abbi will target during surgery. In some cases a San Francisco lumbar laminectomy are done as minimally invasive surgeries. In this case the surgeon will make a few small incisions to access the spine and use small tools to remove damaged lamina and bone spurs. This saves patients the large incision used in an open procedure as well as many risks associated with open procedures. However, not every patient is a ...
Post-laminectomy syndrome is a condition in which the patient continues to experience pain and disability after a spinal surgery called a laminectomy. During a laminectomy, a layer of bone covering the back of the spinal cord (the lamina) is removed to eliminate compression on the spinal nerves. This surgery may be performed in conjunction with other back surgery, such as a discectomy, and is most often performed to relieve stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column. The development of post-laminectomy syndrome is a complication of the procedure. Post-laminectomy syndrome is a type of failed back surgery, a broader category which includes chronic pain following any spinal surgery, including spinal fusion.
Minimally invasive lumbar laminectomy surgery treats spinal stenosis with optimal recovery. Learn more about spinal stenosis treatment at Luis Tumialán, MD here.
Lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat spinal stenosis, a degenerative condition in which the spinal canal becomes narrowed and creates pressure on the spinal cord.
Lumbar Laminectomy is a kind of surgery often done to cure leg ache related to spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and other such problems. Stenosis happens as ligaments of the patients spine hardens and thickens, bulges in the discs, enlargement in the joints and bones, and osteophytes or bone spurs form. The stage of one vertebra Read more ...
A lumbar laminectomy is surgery to ease pressure on the spinal cord and nerves of the lower spine. The doctor makes a 7 to 10 centimetre cut in the lower back. This cut is called an incision. Then the doctor takes out pieces of bone that are squeezing the spinal cord and nerves. He or she may also take out other tissues.. Many people have less pain soon after surgery. But your back may feel stiff and sore for a few months.. Most people go home 1 to 2 days after surgery. You will likely return to work or your normal routine in 4 to 6 weeks. ...
Lumbar Laminectomy is a procedure which opens decompression and relieves the pressure that is on the spinal nerve or spinal cord.
Lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure in which a surgeon removes the back of the some of the bones in the spine called vertebrae. The surgeon may also remove parts of the disc, which is the cushioning tissue between each vertebrae.. ...
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Catheters were inserted into the extradural space under direct vision at the time of surgery for prolapsed intervertebral disc or lumbar canal stenosis. In the post-operative period, diamorphine (3 mg in 5 ml water) was injected through the catheter when patients requested analgesia. In only four of 49 patients was significant pain relief not achieved after extradural diamorphine injection. In four other patients it was not possible to use this method of analgesia throughout the two post-operative days as planned. As judged by the improved mobility and by grading on a linear analogue pain scale, the quality of analgesia achieved was better than after intramuscular papaveretum (10-20 mg) and extradural diamorphine was requested less frequently. There were no serious side-effects in the patients studied, although the technique was not used in patients over 55 years of age. Extradural diamorphine appeared to be less effective in two patients who had undergone re-explorations.. ...
3 days. Univariate analysis and multivariable logistic regression were performed to assess the impact of hospital length of stay on unplanned readmission after adjusting for an array of patient factors.. Results:. A total of 91,102 patients, were included in the analysis. The median age of the study sample was 59 years with 50.5% males. Median length of stay varied by procedure: ACDF, Lumbar Discectomy: 1 day; Lumbar Laminectomy: 2 days, PLF: 3 days. Rate of unplanned readmission was 4.1% (3,678 patients) for all four spinal procedures[ACDF: 3.0% (n=525), Lumbar Discectomy: 3.7% (n=377), Lumbar Laminectomy: 4.4%(n=714), PLF: 4.5% (n=2062)]. Overall, LOS > 3 days was associated with an increased likelihood for unplanned readmission(OR: 1.26; CI: 1.14-1.38, Ref: LOS=3 days) while LOS< 3 days did not confer an increased risk(OR: 0.95; CI: 0.87-1.04, Ref: LOS=3 days). Further analyzing by each procedure, LOS>3 days was associated with higher odds of readmission following Lumbar Laminectomy(OR: 1.3; ...
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Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal, resulting in interference on the nerves. As we age, there is progressive degeneration of the spinal elements, including the disk, the joints, and the ligaments. Developing arthritis causes the joints and ligaments in the lumbar spine to enlarge and thicken and the disks to bulge. As a result, there is narrowing of the spinal canal. The classic symptoms of spinal stenosis is leg pain and numbness that is made worse by standing and walking and relieved by leaning forward or sitting. The gold standard surgical treatment for spinal stenosis is known as a lumbar laminectomy. A lumbar laminectomy is the removal of the bony and ligamentous structures that are causing pressure on the nerves. The goal is to enable the patient to stand and walk without experiencing leg pain, weakness, and numbness. The surgery generally lasts 2-3 hours and usually requires a 2-3 day hospital stay. A lumbar laminectomy is effective in relieving leg symptoms as it is a ...
Age under 18. Overview Laminectomyis a surgical operation which involves the removal ofthe vertebral bone (lamina) either partially or completely. Laminectomy is also called decompression surgery since the operation ease the pressure on the spinal nerves or spinal cord.. Laminectomy is mostly performed for patients who have arthritis in their spine. It may cause unmanageable bone development around the spinal canal. As a result of the grown bones, the spinal canal becomes narrower, and it causes pressure on the spinal cord and the spinal nerves. This state is known as spinal stenosis, which may cause numbness around the arms or legs, weakness, and radiating pain. Even though laminectomy operation is a relatively safe and reliable surgery with consistent results, it is chosen to be performed only when other kinds of less invasive treatments fail such as physical therapy or injections. Also, laminectomy surgery can be performed when the patient is suffering from severe symptoms, or it can be ...
A laminectomy is a surgical procedure that removes a portion of the vertebral bone called the lamina. The back muscles are pushed aside rather than cut and the parts of the vertebra adjacent to the lamina are left intact. Recovery typically occurs within a few days. The lamina is a posterior arch of the vertebral bone lying between the spinous process (which juts out in the middle) and the more lateral pedicles and the transverse processes of each vertebra. The pair of laminae, along with the spinous process, make up the posterior wall of the bony spinal canal. Although the literal meaning of laminectomy is excision of the lamina, a conventional laminectomy in neurosurgery and orthopedics involves excision of the posterior spinal ligament and some or all of the spinous process. Removal of these structures with an open technique requires disconnecting the many muscles of the back attached to them. A laminectomy performed as a minimal spinal surgery procedure is a tissue-preserving surgery that ...
Suffer a pinched nerve? A lumbar decompression/laminectomy can provide reduced pain, improved mobility and increased activity level. Learn more!
Suffer a pinched nerve? A lumbar decompression/laminectomy can provide reduced pain, improved mobility and increased activity level. Learn more!
Laminectomy back surgery in the lumbar spine helps relieve spinal stenosis related pain. Animated video explains the surgical procedure and how it works.
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RV80 - Id hesitate to say that anything in the Netherlands is not as advanced as in LA. Laminoplasties have been around quite a while, though. I believe they may have really started in Japan, perhaps because of a hereditary tendency toward ossification of the ligamentum flavum, which is treated by posterior decompression in the form of laminectomies. They found themselves doing a lot of decompression, perhaps followed a few years later by posterior fusions because of instability resulting from the laminectomies. So they developed the laminoplasty to get around that. The procedure moved eastward from there, hitting Guam in 1996, Hawaii in 2002, and So Cal in 2005. I believe it got to in France 2009, but is currently bogged down in Belgium ...
Percutaneous endoscopic decompression (PED) is considered a minimally invasive and safe procedure in lumbar degenerative disease. Few authors report the success of PED for thoracic spinal stenosis (TSS) with thoracic myelopathy. The objective of this study was to compare the outcome of PED versus posterior decompressive laminectomy (PDL) for TSS. We retrospectively reviewed 30 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for single-level TSS from January 1, 2015 to May 1, 2019.These patients were divided into PED (n = 16) and PDL(n = 14) group. Preoperative demographic characteristics and perioperative outcomes were reviewed. Pre- and postoperative neurological status was evaluated using the modified Japanese Orthopaedic Association (mJOA) score and the recovery rate (RR). The patients mean age was 57.3 years (27-76) in PED group and 58.8 years (34-77) in PDL group. No statistical difference was found between two groups with regards to neurological status at pre-operative and final follow-up. The RR in
MEDICAL ANIMATION TRANSCRIPT: If you have a condition in your neck that puts pressure on your spinal cord or spinal nerves, your doctor may recommend a posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion. The spine in your neck, also called the cervical spine, has seven bones called vertebrae. The front part of each vertebra is called the vertebral body, except for the first vertebra. Between most vertebrae is a soft cushion of cartilage called an intervertebral disk. The back part of each vertebra has a curved section called the vertebral arch. Except for the first vertebra, each vertebral arch has a bony projection called the spinous process. On each side of the spinous process is a flat piece of bone called a lamina. The vertebral arch of the vertebra surrounds and protects your spinal cord, a column of nervous tissue connecting your brain to other nerves in your body. Your spinal cord passes through an enclosed space called the vertebral canal, which is formed by the vertebral arches of your vertebrae. Over
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Lumbar Laminectomy The lamina forms a roof-like structure over the back of the spinal column. When the nerves in the spinal canal are squeezed by a degenerated disc or by bone spurs pushing into the canal, a laminectomy removes most, or all of the lamina to release pressure on the spinal nerves.. Related Document: A Patients Guide to Lumbar Laminectomy. Discectomy Surgery to take out part or all of a problem disc in the low back is called discectomy. Discectomy is done when the degenerated disc has ruptured (herniated) into the spinal canal, putting pressure on the spinal nerves. Surgeons commonly perform this operation through an incision in the low back. Before the disc material can be removed, the surgeon must first remove part of the lamina. Generally, only a small piece of the lamina is chipped away to expose the problem disc. This is called laminotomy. It usually creates enough room for the surgeon to remove the disc. If more room is needed, the surgeon may need to take out a larger ...
If you have a condition in your neck that puts pressure on your spinal cord or spinal nerves,. your doctor may recommend a posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion.. The spine in your neck, also called the cervical spine, has seven bones called vertebrae.. The front part of each vertebra is called the vertebral body, except for the first vertebra.. Between most vertebrae is a soft cushion of cartilage, called an intervertebral disc.. The back part of each vertebra has a curved section, called the vertebral arch.. Except for the first vertebra, each vertebral arch has a bony projection called the spinous process.. On each side of the spinous process is a flat piece of bone called a lamina.. The vertebral arch of the vertebra surrounds and protects your spinal cord,. a column of nervous tissue connecting your brain to other nerves in your body.. Your spinal cord passes through an enclosed space, called the vertebral canal, which is formed by the vertebral arches of your vertebrae.. Over time, ...
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Posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion surgery is offered at Spine Service in Kogarah and Campbelltown, Sydney, NSW to decompress the spinal cord and nerve roots in the cervical region of the spine.
In a cervical laminectomy procedure, a portion of bone is removed from the spine in the neck to relieve pressure caused by cervical spinal stenosis.
Laminectomy is a type of spinal decompression surgery that removes the lamina-the back of the vertebrae which protect the spinal canal-in order to remove pressure on nerves or the spinal cord. People with spinal arthritis are especially likely to have bony overgrowths that constrict nerves.. Doctors will usually try non-operative interventions before suggesting a laminectomy. But if approaches like physical therapy, injections and medications fail-and especially if patients are experiencing severe consequences, such as difficulty walking or loss of bladder or bowel control-this surgery might help. Laminectomy is most effective for patients whose compressed nerves are causing pain to radiate down their legs or arms. Since the procedure provides more space in the spinal canal but doesnt cure arthritis, its more useful in decreasing leg and arm pain than in relieving back pain.. Procedure ...
This 3D medical animation shows the normal anatomy of the cervical spine and age-related wear and tear that narrows the vertebral canal. A posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion procedure to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and stabilize the spine is also shown.. ...
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Background Data: Muscle dissection associated with posterior approach to cervical spine usually results in local pain, muscle wasting and temporarily restricted neck movement. Use of muscle sparing spinous process splitting approach for cervical laminectomy allows decompression of the spinal cord and neural foramen if needed. Meanwhile, it does not require instrumentation, fusion and it preserves cervical spine stability.Purpose: To assess the effectiveness of spinous process splitting approach for cervical laminectomy in cervical spondylotic myelopathy.Study Design: Prospective clinical case study.Patients and Methods: Patient Sample: Fifteen patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy, eleven males and 4 females with mean age 66.4±6.6 (Range 44-71) years. All patients underwent muscle sparing spinous process splitting cervical laminectomy. Outcome Measures: Operative time and blood loss were recorded. Clinical outcome was assessed by the JOA score and VAS. MRI was done 6 months postoperative to
Lateral mass screw fixation (LSF) techniques have been widely used for reconstructing and stabilizing the cervical spine; however, complications may result depending on the choice of surgeon. There are only a few reports related to LSF applications, even though fracture fixation has become a severe complication. This study establishes the three-dimensional finite element model of the lower cervical spine, and compares the stress distribution of the four LSF techniques (Magerl, Roy-Camille, Anderson, and An), following laminectomy -- to explore the risks of rupture after fixation. CT scans were performed on a healthy adult female volunteer, and Digital imaging and communication in medicine (Dicom) data was obtained. Mimics 10.01, Geomagic Studio 12.0, Solidworks 2012, HyperMesh 10.1 and Abaqus 6.12 software programs were used to establish the intact model of the lower cervical spines (C3-C7), a postoperative model after laminectomy, and a reconstructive model after applying the LSF techniques. A
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Cost-utility analysis of minimally invasive versus open multilevel hemilaminectomy for lumbar stenosis. AU - Parker, Scott L.. AU - Adogwa, Owoicho. AU - Davis, Brandon J.. AU - Fulchiero, Erin. AU - Aaronson, Oran. AU - Cheng, Joseph. AU - Devin, Clinton J.. AU - McGirt, Matthew J.. PY - 2013/2/1. Y1 - 2013/2/1. N2 - STUDY DESIGN:: Two-year cost-utility study comparing minimally invasive (MIS) versus open multilevel hemilaminectomy in patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. OBJECTIVE:: The objective of the study was to determine whether MIS versus open multilevel hemilaminectomy for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis is a cost-effective advancement in lumbar decompression surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA:: MIS-multilevel hemilaminectomy for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis allows for effective treatment of back and leg pain while theoretically minimizing blood loss, tissue injury, and postoperative recovery. No studies have evaluated comprehensive healthcare ...
Epidural fibrosis often causes serious complications in patients after lumbar laminectomy and discectomy and is associated with the proliferation of fibroblasts. Suramin is known to have an obvious inhibitory effect on the coactions of many growth factors and their receptors, but little was previously known about the effect of suramin on fibroblast proliferation and the progress of epidural fibrosis. We illustrated the effect of suramin on cultured fibroblasts of rats with different concentrations (0, 200, 400, 600 mg/l). The proliferation of suramin-treated fibroblasts was evaluated by CCK-8 and western blot analysis. Additionally, in a rat model of laminectomy, different concentrations of suramin (100, 200, and 300 mg/ml) and saline were applied to the laminectomy sites locally. The effect of suramin on preventing epidural fibrosis was detected by the Rydell classification, hydroxyproline content, histological analysis, and collagen density analyses. The results of CCK-8 shown that suramin could
TY - JOUR. T1 - MRI morphology of surgically treated lumbar canal stenosis. T2 - A retrospective study. AU - Menon, Venugopal K.. AU - Raniga, Sameer B.. AU - Al Busaidi, Ayisha Q.Y.. PY - 2015/2/2. Y1 - 2015/2/2. N2 - Study Design: Retrospective cohort study. Objective: The aim of this study was to identify morphologic features on magnetic resonance imaging that might correlate with lumbar canal stenosis severe enough to warrant surgery. Summary of Background Data: None of the quantitative parameters measured on x-rays, CT scans, or magnetic resonance imaging correlates well with the severity of clinical symptoms in lumbar canal stenosis (LCS). In a patient with neurogenic claudication, we need to define what would constitute radiologic LCS and whether he needs surgical intervention. This paper attempts to define MRI features of LCS addressing the morphology rather than canal dimensions in any direction. MATERIALS AND Methods: A total of 64 consecutive patients who were operated at 113 levels ...
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A Minimally Invasive posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion is a procedure used to decompress and stabilize the cervical spine. This relieves pain, weakness and numbness caused by narrowing of the spinal canal, a condition called spinal stenosis.
Post laminectomy syndrome, or failed back surgery syndrome, refers to pain that results from an unsuccessful back surgery. When a laminectomy doesnt alleviate symptoms the way that it was intended to, or when it creates new symptoms due to the development of scar tissue, a patient may require additional treatment to address the resulting pain and discomfort. At Pain Care, we understand how frustrating it can be to undergo a major surgery only to discover that it hasnt worked. Thats why we proudly offer individualized medical care designed to manage pain and other symptoms associated with failed back surgery syndrome for people living in Atlanta, Georgia, and other nearby areas.. Post laminectomy syndrome can cause issues ranging from localized back pain to discomfort and numbness that radiates down the limbs. Due to the uniqueness of each patients specific case, its important to obtain a specific diagnosis from an experienced physician, such as the experts on the team at Pain Care. Our ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Cervical kyphosis and instability following multiple laminectomies in children.. AU - Cattell, H. S.. AU - Clark, G. L.. PY - 1967/6. Y1 - 1967/6. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0014097796&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0014097796&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.2106/00004623-196749040-00013. DO - 10.2106/00004623-196749040-00013. M3 - Article. C2 - 5338403. AN - SCOPUS:0014097796. VL - 49. SP - 713. EP - 720. JO - Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A. JF - Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A. SN - 0021-9355. IS - 4. ER - ...
Foraminotomy, laminotomy and laminectomy are all types of decompression surgeries that involve widening the spinal canal to relieve pain due to nerve compression. Each procedure focuses on a different part of the spinal anatomy, and the exact location of the source of the pain will determine which surgery is to be used in each case.
Objective:The aim of the present study is to determine influence of body-mass index (BMI) on outcomes of MED for LCS.Background:Many patients undergoing decompression surgery for lumbar canal stenosis(LCS) are overweight. Literature shows relatively poor outcomes and increased peri-operative complications in obese patients undergoing decompression surgery for LCS. However, the relationship between body habitus and outcomes after minimally invasive decompression surgery, popularly known as Micro-Endoscopic Decompression (MED) is not well defined.Materials and Methods:The study period extended from June 2010 to June 2013. All consecutive patients with symptomatic LCS failing conservative management were considered for surgery. The patients were classified as overweight(BMI,25 kg/m²) and normal( BMI , 25 kg/m²) according to international classification of WHO . All patients underwent MED using the 18mm METRX tubular retractor (Medtronics,Memphis,USA). The central canal and the ipsi-lateral and ...
Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (DLSS) is a condition where the size of your spinal canal is decreased through the natural process of ageing.
Spine Surgery - L4-5, L5-S1 Laminectomy and Spinal Fusion. This full color medical illustration depicts an L4-5 and L5-S1 lower back injury, with subsequent laminectomy and spinal fusion procedure.
Lumbar Canal Stenosis at Aster CMI mainly focuses on diminishing size of the spinal canal. To know more book an appointment online with the best spine surgeons in Bangalore at Aster CMI
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is caused by reduction of the sagittal diameter of the cervical spinal canal. Normally, the canal diameter in the subaxial cervical spine is approximately 17-18 mm in adults.
Microsurgical lumbar laminoplasty is a minimally invasive technique for decompressing pinched nerves in the lumbar spine. Pinched or compressed nerves may result from herniated discs, lumbar spinal stenosis, or spondylolisthesis. The traditional technique for decompression of lumbar nerves is laminectomy, a surgical procedure developed in the early 1900s. In laminectomy, the paraspinal muscles are dissected off the spine bilaterally, that is on the left and right sides of the spinal column. The lamina and spinous process are then removed to gain access to the nerves contained within the spinal canal. The structures that are compressing the nerves (usually ligamentum flavum and herniated disc) are then trimmed until the nerves are free from compression. Laminectomy is an effective procedure for relieving pressure on spinal nerves, but during the procedure, many spinal stabilizing structures are destroyed even though they are not directly compressing the nerves (lamina, spinous process, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The comparison of biomechanical changes between spinous process osteotomy and conventional laminectomy. AU - Kang, Kyoung Tak. AU - Chun, Heoung Jae. AU - Son, Ju Hyun. AU - Kim, Ho Joong. AU - Moon, Seong Hwan. AU - Lee, Hwan Mo. AU - Kim, Ka Yeon. PY - 2009/8/7. Y1 - 2009/8/7. N2 - Previous studies have introduced the technique of spinous process osteotomy to decompress spinal stenosis, a procedure which aims to afford excellent visualization while minimizing destruction of tissues not directly involved in the pathologic process. However, biomechanically it has not been investigated whether the sacrifice of posterior spinous process might have potential risk of spinal instability or not, even though supra-spinous and inter-spinous ligaments are preserved. Therefore the aim of this study is to evaluate the biomechanical properties after spinous process osteotomy, using finite element analysis. The model of spinous process osteotomy exhibited no significant increase in disc ...
Back Surgery - L5-S1 Disc Herniation with Hemilaminectomy and Discectomy (Diskectomy). Shows a herniated intervertebral disc at L5-S1 compressing the spinal nerve root. Surgical steps: 1. Incision into the lower back from the spinous process of L4 to S1; 2. The removal of the inferior lamina of L5 and S1 on the left hand side (hemilaminectomy); 3. Discectomy (removal of the herniated disc) and decompression of the left nerve root.
Cervical laminoplasty is one of the newer and novel surgical procedures done on the neck for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. This surgery is performed from the back of the neck. This surgery is done in patients who have weakness due to compression of the spinal cord in the neck.
Low back pain effects up to 80% of the worlds population. When low back pain persists, surgery is sometimes required. Unfortunately, not all spinal and back surgeries are successful. In fact, an estimated 20-40% of patients find they are still experiencing discomfort, which is labelled as post laminectomy syndrome, or failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Failed back surgery syndrome occurs when lumbar spinal surgery does not yield the results anticipated prior to surgery. ...
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Spinal stenosis is an acquired or congenital narrowing of the spinal or nerve-root canals. Surgical treatment is often effective. Acquired spinal stenosis most commonly occurs in those with degenerative disk disease and arthritic facets. If the degenerative process stabilizes and there is adequate room to accommodate the neural contents, symptomatic patients become asymptomatic. Residual stability after decompression must be assessed in patients having multilevel decompression. Fusion may be indicated. In women with osteoporosis coexisting with degenerative scoliosis and spinal stenosis, decompression for concave nerve-root compression and fusion are necessary. Spinal fusion is not indicated in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis having unilateral decompression for lateral stenosis. Patients with central-mixed stenosis may not need fusion. Patients with spinal stenosis after laminectomies and diskectomies had better results when arthrodesis was done in conjunction with repeated ecompression. ...
Read this article from spine surgeons on microendoscopic laminectomy, a minimally invasive spine surgery option for spinal stenosis. Should you have it, or open spine surgery?
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Background Minimally invasive laminectomy is a very effective surgical method for treating lumbar stenosis. However, this technique can be technically difficult, especially in patients suffering from severe stenosis. The contralateral decompression from a unilateral approach can result in durotomy during removal of the hypertrophied ligamentum flavum. This complication can be difficult to treat through a small working channel. Objective To detail our groups operative experience with the CO2 laser and discuss our results and previous studies in the literature reporting results. Methods The CO2 laser (Omniguide, Boston, MA) was investigated in the surgical ablation of the contralateral ligamentum flavum during minimally invasive laminectomies. Forty levels have been investigated thus far. The amount of voltage needed to adequately desiccate and remove the ligamentum flavum safely as well as the effectiveness of this technique were investigated. Results The contralateral ligamentum flavum could be ...
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In many mild cases, spinal claudication can be treated without surgery. Physiotherapy and reduction in weight in obese patients can improve or stabilise symptoms. Epidural injections can significantly improve the walking distance and leg pain for several months. Painkillers usually do not work in most patients.. Surgery improves the walking distance and leg pain in the majority of patients (70-80%). Even patients in their 80s or even 90s can respond quiet dramatically to surgical decompression and become more independent and mobile. It does not, however, cure the underlying problem of wear and tear and symptoms can deteriorate some years later again.. The operation of choice is a laminectomy or intersegmental decompression. Lately, so-called interspinous spacers (for example X-stop, Wallis ligaments, In-space and others) have been developed which can also improve the stenosis by stretching the ligaments and opening the channels where the nerves leave the spine. There is no evidence that these ...
The sine qua nonin the management of cervical spinal cord injuries is immobilization. The patient should not be moved from the stretcher on which he is carried to the Emergency Room until an...
METHODS Prospectively collected data from 63 patients with intradural spinal tumor were analyzed in relation to scores on the multidimensional patient-rated Core Outcome Measures Index (COMI) and the physician-rated modified McCormick Scale, before and at 3 and 12 months after surgery. RESULTS There was no statistically significant difference between the scores on the modified McCormick Scale preoperatively and at the 3-month follow-up, though there was a trend for improvement (p = 0.073); however, comparisons between the scores determined preoperatively and at the 12-month follow-up, as well as 3- versus 12-month follow-ups, showed a statistically significant improvement in each case (p , 0.004). The COMI scores for axial pain, peripheral pain, and back-related function showed a significant reduction (p , 0.001) from before surgery to 3 months after surgery, and thereafter showed no further change (p , 0.05) up to 12 months postoperatively. In contrast, the overall COMI score, worst pain, ...
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Intramedullary spinal cord tumors, like the one depicted in the image below, refer to a subgroup of intradural spinal tumors that arise from cells within the spinal cord, as opposed to adjacent structures such as the nerve roots or meninges. They are much less common than brain tumors and are thought to account for only 2-4% of all intrinsic ...
Golini L, Kircher PR, Lewis FI, et al. Vet Surg 2014;43:405-413. OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical outcome and technical outcome assessed using computed tomography (CT) in dogs with degenerative lumbosacral stenosis (DLSS) treated by dorsal laminectomy, partial discectomy, and transarticular screw … Read More
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Place a hay inside your fist. Today press. Notice that is youll not much has the capacity to move across the hay. This can be, primarily, when you yourself have a nerve whats occurring within your back. Your back or nerves (the hay) are now being crammed due to the impinging by bone/and-or disc material.. Decompression is actually a surgical treatment to alleviate strain and alleviate discomfort caused by this impingement. A tiny portion of the bone over the nerve root, named disc content or lamina from underneath the nerve root is removed to provide the nerve house.. You can find 3 common types of spinal decompression treatments, which can be carried out using minimally invasive techniques:. Laminotomy/ - that is foraminotomy Shaving off area of the lamina to make a greater starting to alleviate the pinched ...
Microdiscectomy (minimally invasive spine procedure) - This is an operation on the lumbar spine that is performed using a very small incision and removes only the portion of the ruptured disc that is pinching the spinal nerve causing pain.The surgery is performed under operating microscope.. Decompressive Laminectomy with or without fusion and/or instrumentation - This surgery is done to treat spinal stenosis and relieve pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerves. Laminectomy removes bone and/or thickened tissue that is narrowing the spinal canal and squeezing the spinal cord and nerves. Sometime along with it foraminotomy is performed to relieve the pressure on exiting nerve root. This procedure is done by surgically cutting into the back.. Posterior and Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion - In this procedure, the surgeon joins (fuses) two lumbar vertebrae. This helps stabilize the vertebrae in this part of the spine.. Pain ...
A 45-year old male is undergoing a lumbar laminectomy in the prone position. The surgeons finish irrigating the wound prior to closing. The blood pressure drops from 120/70 to 40/0 mmHg, and you hear expiratory wheezes through your esophageal stethoscope.. 1. What is your differential diagnosis?. 2. What is your management ...
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Summary: Intradural spinal lesions have a wide range of etiologies, and it is important to distinguish between etiologies due to the range of treatments and...
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Laminectomy - A surgical procedure in which the lamina of the vertebra is removed or trimmed to widen the spinal canal and ... Waxman, SG (2000). Correlative Neuroanatomy (24th ed.). "Laminectomy". Retrieved 19 December 2012.. ...
In an extensive laminectomy involving 2 or more vertebra, post operative scarring is the norm. It is most often seen around the ... The term "post-laminectomy syndrome" is used by some doctors to indicate the same condition as failed back syndrome. The ... Spinal stenosis can be a late complication after laminectomy for disc herniation or when surgery was performed for the primary ... Epidural scarring following a laminectomy for disc excision is a common feature when re-operating for recurrent sciatica or ...
Laminectomy Denis, Daniel; Shedid, Daniel (2014). "Cervical spondylosis: a rare and curable cause of vertebrobasilar ...
Since a laminectomy involves the excision of the entire lamina, a laminectomy will usually cause more spinal instability than a ... Historically, laminectomies have been the primary way to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. A laminectomy is a more invasive method ... and lumbar instability seen with laminectomies. Laminotomies are fairly new compared to laminectomies, and it involves using ... Laminectomies also often produce a longer recovery time as well as a greater risk for post-operative complications. There is ...
Adkins, E. W. O. (1955). "Lumbo-Sacral Arthrodesis After Laminectomy". The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. British Volume. ...
Surgical decompression by means of laminectomy or other approaches may be undertaken within 6, 24 or 48 hours of symptoms ... CES is generally treated surgically via laminectomy. Permanent bladder problems, sexual dysfunction or numbness may occur ...
Techniques include laminectomy, laminectomy and fusion, and laminoplasty. Decompression plus fusion appears no better than ... Lumbar decompressive laminectomy: This involves removing the roof of bone overlying the spinal canal and thickened ligaments in ... with the usual procedure being a decompressive laminectomy. Spinal stenosis occurs in as many as 8% of people. It occurs most ...
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Laminectomy was one of the main methods for the posterior approach, however, the creation of laminoplasty was able to avoid ... The next method is called, en bloc laminoplasty, and it was a modification of the en bloc laminectomy, which was developed by ... "Cervical Laminectomy and Laminoplasty Risks and Success Rate in Portland, Oregon , Gavin Button, MD". spineportland.com. ... This technique contrasts with vertebral laminectomy in the amount of bone and muscle tissue that has to be removed, displaced, ...
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Specifically in the case of spinal stenosis, one option is laminectomy. Life expectancy for individuals with hypochondroplasia ...
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Laminectomy was common among adults aged 18-84 years. Knee arthroplasty and hip replacement were in the top five OR procedures ...
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In laminectomy, the paraspinal muscles are dissected off the spine bilaterally, that is on the left and right sides of the ... Laminectomy is an effective procedure for relieving pressure on spinal nerves, but during the procedure, many spinal ... The traditional technique for decompression of lumbar nerves is laminectomy, a surgical procedure developed in the early 1900s ... David A. Wong of the Denver Spine Center (Denver, CO). Minimally Invasive Unilateral Laminectomy for Bilateral Decompression ...
In 1829 the surgeon Gilpin Smith performed a successful laminectomy that improved the patient's sensation. However, the idea ...
Laminectomy is the trimming or surgical removal of the lamina, portion of the spinal vertebrae. Laryngectomy is the surgical ...
Spinal laminectomy: A procedure for treating spinal stenosis by relieving pressure on the spinal cord. A part of the lamina is ...
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He was the first physician to remove a spinal tumor, in 1887, by means of a laminectomy. He developed many practical ...
A laminectomy is a surgical operation to remove the laminae in order to access the spinal canal. The removal of just part of a ...
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  • Laminectomy may also be done to remove bone spurs or a herniated (slipped) disk in your spine. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Doctors at the OHSU Spine Center favor laminotomy over laminectomy whenever possible because it requires a smaller incision and is less damaging to muscles around the bone. (ohsu.edu)
  • During a cervical laminectomy, a small section of the bony roof of the spine, the lamina, is removed to create more space for the nerves. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • Lumbar laminectomy is a type of decompression spine surgery performed in the low back. (spineuniverse.com)
  • In general, posterior cervical laminectomy is reserved for patients with predominantly dorsal or circumferential compression, multilevel involvement, and a straight or lordotic spine. (medscape.com)
  • Removal of substantial amounts of bone and tissue may require additional procedures such as spinal fusion to stabilize the spine and generally require a much longer recovery period than a simple laminectomy. (wikipedia.org)
  • In a laminectomy surgery, the spine is approached through a 2 to 5 inch incision in the midline of the lower back. (spine-health.com)
  • Laminectomy may be done to ease pressure on the spinal nerves, treat a disk problem, or remove a tumor from the spine. (rochester.edu)
  • One common reason for having a laminectomy is a herniated disk in the spine. (rochester.edu)
  • During a laminectomy the surgeon removes enough bone and tissue from the back of the spine to free trapped nerves. (nuffieldhealth.com)
  • along the back of the spine during the laminectomy procedure, taking pressure off the spinal nerves. (eorthopod.com)
  • In some cases, spinal fusion ( arthrodesis ) may be done at the same time to help stabilize sections of the spine treated with decompressive laminectomy. (cigna.com)
  • Patients with post-laminectomy syndrome may also complain of neurologic symptoms radiating to areas distant from the spine- most often the arms or legs. (hss.edu)
  • By removing this small area of the spine, which is referred to as a 'laminectomy,' surgeons are able to 'decompress' or release pressure on the nerve as it exits the spine. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Although spine surgery is typically performed to reduce or eliminate pain or correct a problem, sometimes it will fail resulting in post laminectomy syndrome. (healthandnutritiontips.net)
  • In the United States alone, at least half a million spine surgeries are performed every year, yet even with all this practice, many people suffer from post laminectomy syndrome. (healthandnutritiontips.net)
  • Alternatives to laminectomy for the mid spine or thoracic region may include corpectomy, laminotomy or interspinous process spacer. (mainlinehealth.org)
  • Nerve damage, misalignment of vertebrae, damage to the spinal cord, pressure on the spine and an infection are several examples of the potential injuries that may occur to a patient when undergoing a laminectomy. (medicalmalpracticehelp.com)
  • The experienced spine surgeons of The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy in Baltimore use advanced minimally invasive techniques to provide various types of spinal decompression surgeries including laminectomy, laminotomy, foraminotomy and laminoplasty. (mdmercy.com)
  • These illustrations depict a laminectomy for the purpose of repairing a herniated disc and the subsequent rod fixation to stabilize the lumbar spine. (medmovie.com)
  • This is the part of the spine that is removed during a laminectomy. (nyhq.org)
  • Mobility of the cervical spine was reduced considerably after laminectomy, both in CS and OPLL cases. (ovid.com)
  • Extensive laminectomy, even including the C2 lamina, seemed to have no adverse effect on the stability of the cervical spine. (ovid.com)
  • The problem with Laminectomy is that it removes structure from the spine. (caringmedical.com)
  • During a laminectomy, the space within your spinal canal is opened up to relieve pressure on spinal nerves by removing a bony area of the spine, also known as the lamina. (dignityhealth.org)
  • If you take a medication regularly, you may take it with a small sip of water The Operation of cervical spine laminectomy, To perform a cervical spine laminectomy, an incision is made down the center of the back of the neck. (ezine-dir.com)
  • If the joints are damaged during the laminectomy, the spine may begin to tilt forward causing problems later. (ezine-dir.com)
  • Over the years, India has become a global centre of excellence in spine surgery including the cervical laminectomy surgery. (ezine-dir.com)
  • A lumbar laminectomy is surgery to ease pressure on the spinal cord and nerves of the lower spine. (alberta.ca)
  • A laminectomy is a surgery that's performed on the spine when a patient exhibits chronic pain. (marijuanadoctors.com)
  • Laminectomy is surgery to remove the lamina. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Laminotomy and laminectomy are surgeries to remove part or most of a spinal bone called the lamina. (ohsu.edu)
  • A laminectomy is a surgical procedure that removes a portion of the vertebral bone called the lamina, which is the roof of the spinal canal. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although the literal meaning of laminectomy is 'excision of the lamina', a conventional laminectomy in neurosurgery and orthopedics involves excision of the supraspinous ligament and some or all of the spinous process. (wikipedia.org)
  • A laminectomy is also the name of a spinal operation that conventionally includes the removal of one or both lamina, as well as other posterior supporting structures of the vertebral column, including ligaments and additional bone. (wikipedia.org)
  • Removing all or part of the lamina through a lumbar laminectomy can give the affected nerve root more space and a better healing environment. (spine-health.com)
  • Laminectomy is a type of surgery in which a surgeon removes part or all of the vertebral bone (lamina). (rochester.edu)
  • Laminectomy is the removal of both sides of the lamina (the bony arch of the vertebrae) so surgeons can gain access to the spinal canal. (sharecare.com)
  • A laminectomy (lam-ih-NEK-tuh-mee) is surgery to take out the bony arches (lamina) of one or more of the bones in your back. (drugs.com)
  • In a laminectomy, the surgeon removes a section of the lamina bone and any bone spurs, taking pressure off the spinal nerves. (eorthopod.com)
  • In a complete laminectomy , the spinous process (the bony projection off the back of the vertebra) and the lamina on each side are removed over the area where stenosis is occurring. (eorthopod.com)
  • To understand a laminectomy, one must also understand an important part of the spinal vertebrae called a 'lamina. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Laminectomy is a decompression surgery that creates space by removing the lamina-the back part of the vertebra that covers your spinal canal. (mainlinehealth.org)
  • Laminotomy is essentially the same as laminectomy except that a hole is made in the lamina as opposed to removing the entire lamina. (mainlinehealth.org)
  • Laminectomy is a procedure to remove the lamina, which is a part of the spinal canal's bony structure. (bumrungrad.com)
  • A laminectomy is the surgical removal of the lamina, which is the back portion of the vertebra that protects and covers the spinal cord. (medicalmalpracticehelp.com)
  • A laminectomy is a spinal decompression surgery performed to create more space in the spinal canal by removing the lamina in the area where the spinal compression is occurring. (mdmercy.com)
  • Laminectomy is a type of surgery in which a surgeon removes part or all of the vertebral bone (lamina) to relieve compression of the spinal cord or the nerve roots that may be caused by injury, herniated disk, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the canal), or tumors. (nyhq.org)
  • Laminectomy (whether unilateral or bilateral) refers to the surgical removal of the lamina of a vertebral body. (radiopaedia.org)
  • Laminectomy is complete removal of the lamina. (piedmont.org)
  • Laminectomy is a surgery that removes the lamina (the back part of a vertebra) to create more space for the spinal canal and relieve pressure on pinched spinal cord nerves. (chsbuffalo.org)
  • During an open laminectomy, the surgeon makes a larger incision and cuts muscle to access the lamina. (chsbuffalo.org)
  • A laminectomy (removal of the lamina) is performed to remove pressure on the spinal nerve roots or spinal cord. (towerorthopaedics.com)
  • Laminectomy - A surgical procedure in which the lamina of the vertebra is removed or trimmed to widen the spinal canal and create more space for the spinal nerves and thecal sac. (wikipedia.org)
  • A common type of laminectomy is performed to permit the removal or reshaping of a spinal disc as part of a lumbar discectomy. (wikipedia.org)
  • The procedure call: Cervical discectomy w cervical fusion, anterior technique posterior cervical laminectomy w fusion. (healingwell.com)
  • If laminectomy is being performed as part of surgical treatment for a herniated disk, the surgeon also removes the herniated portion of the disk and any pieces that have broken loose-this is called discectomy. (mainlinehealth.org)
  • A laminectomy and discectomy later and the pain was gone. (bikeforums.net)
  • My doctors decided on a rhizotomy (cut the nerve roots) during my procedure in which I also had a laminectomy and discectomy. (caringmedical.com)
  • Can You Get Disability if a Laminectomy or Discectomy Doesn't Cure Your Back Pain? (disabilitysecrets.com)
  • When laminectomy or discectomy fails to relieve the patient's symptoms, Social Security disability benefits may be available. (disabilitysecrets.com)
  • I had a discectomy and laminectomy eight months ago and haven't been able to go back to work as I had hoped. (disabilitysecrets.com)
  • Laminectomy and discectomy are surgical procedures that are often used to relieve spinal stenosis by enlarging the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord caused by a herniated or bulging disc . (disabilitysecrets.com)
  • The prognosis for an individual who has a discectomy, with or without the laminectomy, is usually good with proper care and treatment, but these procedures don't always produce the desired result. (disabilitysecrets.com)
  • Sometimes laminectomy or discectomy will fail to relieve the patient's symptoms, and in rare cases, can even cause permanent damage to the spinal nerve or recurrent disc herniation. (disabilitysecrets.com)
  • In some of these cases, the patient will remain or become unable to work for a long period, or permanently, following laminectomy and/or discectomy. (disabilitysecrets.com)
  • In some cases, a surgeon will perform a discectomy or foraminotomy at the same time as a laminectomy. (chsbuffalo.org)
  • In this case, the procedure is actually a combination of laminectomy and discectomy . (herniated-disc-pain.org)
  • If you or a family member have been the victim of a failed laminectomy or failed discectomy, please feel free to send an e-mail to Texas Failed Discectomy Lawyer and Failed Laminectomy Lawyer, Jason Coomer or please feel free to submit an inquiry via our submission form . (texaslawyers.com)
  • In a laminectomy surgery, a three- to four-inch vertical incision is made along the midline of the neck. (spine-health.com)
  • A laminectomy performed as a minimal spinal surgery procedure is a tissue-preserving surgery that leaves more of the muscle intact and spares the spinal process. (wikipedia.org)
  • The first laminectomy was performed in 1887 by Victor Alexander Haden Horsley, a professor of surgery at University College London. (wikipedia.org)
  • The recovery period after a laminectomy depends on the specific operative technique, with minimally invasive procedures having significantly shorter recovery periods than open surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • Spinal stenosis is the single most common diagnosis that leads to spinal surgery, of which a laminectomy represents one component. (wikipedia.org)
  • A lumbar laminectomy is a spinal surgery that involves removing bone from your lower back in order to relieve excessive pressure on your spinal cord. (livestrong.com)
  • Laminectomy is a time-tested form of spinal surgery most typically used to correct pinched nerves due to structural impingement. (cure-back-pain.org)
  • Surgeons perform lumbar laminectomy surgery through an incision in the low back. (eorthopod.com)
  • Decompressive laminectomy is the most common type of surgery done to treat lumbar (low back) spinal stenosis . (cigna.com)
  • Strictly speaking, post-laminectomy syndrome means that a person is experiencing pain, and that they had a prior spinal surgery (not necessarily even a laminectomy ). (hss.edu)
  • Laminectomy is another decompression surgery that is performed to help decrease pain for patients who suffer from lumbar spinal stenosis, a condition that impacts many older adults. (wakemed.org)
  • He wants to do surgery called a 'laminectomy. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Post laminectomy syndrome, otherwise referred to as failed back syndrome is characterized as a condition where you experience persistent pain after having back surgery. (healthandnutritiontips.net)
  • In some cases, laminectomy may be necessary as part of surgery to treat a herniated spinal disc. (mainlinehealth.org)
  • There a various types of spinal decompression surgery including laminectomy, laminotomy, foraminotomy and laminoplasty. (mdmercy.com)
  • Surgery for lumbar laminectomy is performed with the patient lying on his abdomen or side. (espine.com)
  • We see the people who suffer from Post Laminectomy Syndrome or Failed Back Surgery Syndrome who are looking for non-surgical options to help their back pain. (caringmedical.com)
  • It was not the same pain as before the surgery, it is a different pain that centers in my back at the L4/L5 site where I had the laminectomy. (caringmedical.com)
  • Diagnoses range from post-laminectomy syndrome to failed back surgery syndrome. (caringmedical.com)
  • The Ezine Directory: Cervical laminectomy Surgery-get it in India. (ezine-dir.com)
  • Cervical laminectomy Surgery-get it in India. (ezine-dir.com)
  • PREPARATION FOR Cervical laminectomy SURGERY: EXAM BEFORE SURGERY Before surgery, your doctor may ask you to see your primary care physician for a general exam with blood work. (ezine-dir.com)
  • There have been no reports on postoperative neurological deterioration caused by spinal cord herniation associated with a dural defect at the laminectomy site, without dural tear in the surgery after the resection of a posteriorly located cervical OYL. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • A laminectomy is truly one of the older forms of modern back surgery. (herniated-disc-pain.org)
  • A 63 year old laminectomy patient was transferred 2 days after the surgery to our hospital with several co-morbidities and complications. (scirp.org)
  • Surgery required average 3.8 and 3.5 level laminectomies, respectively, for patients with cysts/stenosis and cysts/stenosis and olisthy. (biomedsearch.com)
  • As a result, she's been able to stay active and lessen the physical burdens caused as a result of laminectomy surgery as well as neck and back pain. (hydroworx.com)
  • Lumbar laminectomy, also called lumbar decompression surgery, involves removing large arthritic bone spurs that are compressing nerves. (rushortho.com)
  • A cervical laminectomy is a surgical procedure designed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerve by widening the spinal canal. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • Lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure most often performed to treat leg pain related to herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and other related conditions. (spineuniverse.com)
  • In most known cases of lumbar and thoracic laminectomies, patients tend to recover slowly, with recurring pain or spinal stenosis persisting for up to 18 months after the procedure. (wikipedia.org)
  • A lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a small portion of a vertebra, or back bone in the lower back (lumbar). (upmc.com)
  • A lumbar laminectomy procedure is often performed along with a disc removal to help make the canal larger and take pressure off the irritated nerve. (upmc.com)
  • Recovering from a lumbar laminectomy surgical procedure can be a painful, difficult process for any patient. (livestrong.com)
  • Lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves. (eorthopod.com)
  • In other words, a laminectomy procedure surgically relieves obstruction on the nerve where the nerve is located. (howstuffworks.com)
  • A surgical procedure called a lumbar laminectomy can relieve the pressure placed on the injured nerve and spinal cord. (blausen.com)
  • Surgeons usually perform laminectomy using general anesthesia, so you're unconscious during the procedure. (mainlinehealth.org)
  • The surgeon may discuss alternative approaches to the laminectomy procedure such as weight loss and use of medication to relieve pain. (bumrungrad.com)
  • A laminectomy is a surgical procedure to relieve "pinched nerves. (caringmedical.com)
  • This article will examine what happens when the laminectomy procedure is not as successful as the doctor and patient hoped for and examines the resulting Postlaminectomy Syndrome and what treatments can be offered for it. (caringmedical.com)
  • Here we can see that typically, the most bone is removed in a laminectomy procedure as compared to a hemilaminectomy, Hemi meaning one side, or Hemilaminotomy, Facetectomy, or Foraminotomy. (caringmedical.com)
  • A laminectomy can be either a minimally invasive procedure with a few small incisions or an open procedure with a larger incision. (dignityhealth.org)
  • This procedure is called a laminectomy. (ezine-dir.com)
  • During a minimally invasive laminectomy, the surgeon performs the procedure through a small incision with laparoscopic tools. (chsbuffalo.org)
  • Depending on your condition and the type of laminectomy you undergo, you may go home the same day as the procedure, or you may recover in the hospital for a few days. (chsbuffalo.org)
  • Most people who have a minor laminectomy are able to resume light activities within three weeks of the procedure. (chsbuffalo.org)
  • When nerve damage occurs due to a laminectomy, the chronic pain that develops after the procedure is known as PLS. (marijuanadoctors.com)
  • Because they wanted to better understand the financial implications of the 2 procedures, Goh et al conducted a retrospective cost comparative analysis of laminoplasty versus laminectomy and fusion among adult patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy who underwent either procedure between 2017 and 2019 at 2 academic institutions. (icjr.net)
  • There may be other reasons for your healthcare provider to recommend a laminectomy. (rochester.edu)
  • If your pain is severe or it continues for several months your consultant may recommend a laminectomy. (nuffieldhealth.com)
  • What is post-laminectomy syndrome and why does it occur? (hss.edu)
  • This is not a simple question, because post-laminectomy syndrome is very complex even though it's referred to as a single entity. (hss.edu)
  • It is also important to consider the effect of the long-term use of narcotic pain medications in people with persistent pain, including post-laminectomy syndrome. (hss.edu)
  • What are the symptoms of post-laminectomy syndrome? (hss.edu)
  • The symptoms of post-laminectomy syndrome are highly variable, but broadly include low back or neck pain and pain in the extremities. (hss.edu)
  • Low back or neck pain - what we call axial spinal pain- is a common symptom in post-laminectomy syndrome. (hss.edu)
  • What can you do if you have post-laminectomy syndrome? (hss.edu)
  • Symptoms of post laminectomy syndrome vary significantly from person to person. (healthandnutritiontips.net)
  • In post laminectomy syndrome, sometimes the injury to the root of the nerve is due to a spinal disorder. (healthandnutritiontips.net)
  • A primary cause of post laminectomy syndrome is due to returning to work too quickly. (healthandnutritiontips.net)
  • Here neurosurgeons from some of South Korea's leading medical universities discussed the realistic surgical options for patients with an average age of 72 who suffered from Post Laminectomy Syndrome. (caringmedical.com)
  • Medical Marijuana and Post Laminectomy Syndrome with Chronic Radiculopathy If you've ever experienced chronic pain, you know it's extremely uncomfortable, saps your energy and ruins your mood. (marijuanadoctors.com)
  • Post laminectomy syndrome (PLS) is a potential complication that can arise after this type of operation. (marijuanadoctors.com)
  • Patients who are unwilling to experience potential limitation to range of motion should be considered candidates for cervical laminectomy or foraminotomy. (medscape.com)
  • Open or wide decompressive laminectomy, often combined with medial facetectomy and foraminotomy, was formerly the standard treatment. (bmj.com)
  • We did a thoracic laminectomy for epidural hematoma at T5-T9 and through a separate incision a laminectomy at L1 to L2 for a epidural hematoma. (aapc.com)
  • During a lumbar laminectomy a small incision is created in the skin along the lumbar vertebrae. (blausen.com)
  • During a laminectomy a small incision will be made in your back or neck over the affected vertebrae. (mdmercy.com)
  • If you will undergo a minimally invasive laminectomy, your surgeon will make an incision that is just long enough to fit the laparoscopic tools - often less than 1 inch. (chsbuffalo.org)
  • If you will undergo an open laminectomy, your surgeon will make a larger incision and cut through muscle to access the affected vertebra. (chsbuffalo.org)
  • At UPMC, our neurosurgeons specialize in performing minimally invasive lumbar laminectomy surgical techniques. (upmc.com)
  • A minimally invasive laminectomy is used to create more room in your spinal canal so that there is space for your spinal nerves. (orlandoortho.com)
  • There are two types of laminectomy: minimally invasive and open. (chsbuffalo.org)
  • Tower Orthopaedics specialists may perform a minimally invasive laminectomy to relieve spinal nerve pressure from a herniated disc or stenosis condition. (towerorthopaedics.com)
  • Who is a Candidate for a Laminectomy? (orlandoortho.com)
  • If back pain is dramatically impacting your quality of life, ask the orthopedic specialists at Dignity Health if you're an ideal candidate for a laminectomy. (dignityhealth.org)
  • A laminectomy or laminotomy may be recommended to make more room for the nerves or nerve roots. (alvaradohospital.com)
  • A herniated disc is another condition that is often treated with a lumbar laminectomy or laminotomy. (alvaradohospital.com)
  • Recovery time after a lumbar laminectomy or laminotomy varies depending on your particular situation, the number of levels involved, as well as your general health. (alvaradohospital.com)
  • Laminotomy or laminectomy is performed to visualize and access the spinal cord, nerve roots, certain ligaments, and intervertebral discs. (piedmont.org)
  • There are different types of spinal disorders, such as degenerative disc disease, herniated disc and spinal stenosis (Fig. 2) that may involve laminotomy or laminectomy. (piedmont.org)
  • What can I expect after having a lumbar laminectomy? (sharecare.com)
  • A lumbar laminectomy may be necessary to relieve pressure on the spinal canal. (spineuniverse.com)
  • A laminectomy removes a small portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or disc material from under the nerve root to relieve neural impingement and give it more space. (bmihealthcare.co.uk)
  • Laminectomy is generally used only when more-conservative treatments-such as medication, physical therapy or injections-have failed to relieve symptoms. (mainlinehealth.org)
  • A laminectomy is most often done to relieve the effects of spinal stenosis. (orlandoortho.com)
  • Spinal Cord Disorders: Anyone had a Posterior Cervical Laminectomy? (healthboards.com)
  • Anyone had a Posterior Cervical Laminectomy? (healthboards.com)
  • I'm wondering if anyone here has had a Posterior cervical Laminectomy. (healthboards.com)
  • your doctor may recommend a posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion. (epnet.com)
  • The prevention of fibrosis after lumbar and thoracic laminectomies by avoiding herniation of muscular tissue was studied using Wistar-EPM rats with a biological membrane made of decorticated bone of bovine material. (scielo.br)
  • A surgeon may perform a cervical laminectomy with or without fusing vertebrae ( cervical spinal fusion ) or removing part of a disc. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • Laminectomy removes bone (parts of the vertebrae) and/or thickened tissue that is narrowing the spinal canal and squeezing the spinal nerve roots. (cigna.com)
  • If the laminectomy is being performed in conjunction with a spinal fusion, two or more vertebrae will be permanently joined together. (mdmercy.com)
  • After the laminectomy, his myelopathy recurred. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • A cost comparative analysis found that laminectomy and fusion has a significantly higher short-term cost than laminoplasty in patients with spondylotic myelopathy. (icjr.net)
  • Cost is rarely a factor in whether a surgeon recommends laminoplasty or a laminectomy and fusion for a patient with cervical spondylotic myelopathy. (icjr.net)
  • Prior literature has demonstrated equivalent results between laminoplasty and laminectomy and fusion in addressing the cord compression that occurs in cervical spondylotic myelopathy. (icjr.net)
  • A laminectomy may be done while you are asleep under general anesthesia. (rochester.edu)
  • Laminectomy is performed with the patient lying faced down after general anesthesia. (bumrungrad.com)
  • After the surgeon has confirmed that all pressure has been removed from the nerve, the paraspinal muscles are sewn back together to cover the laminectomy site. (spine-health.com)
  • However, your surgeon may decide to perform a laminectomy in order to enhance visualization and decompression. (piedmont.org)
  • STUDY DESIGN: Surgeon- and patient-based (SF-36) outcome measures were used to assess the results of decompressive laminectomies for the excision of synovial cysts with coexistent lumbar spinal stenosis (45 patients) or for synovial cysts with coexistent lumbar stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis (35 patients). (biomedsearch.com)
  • CONCLUSIONS: Using both surgeon and SF-36 outcome measures, 2 years following laminectomy for synovial cysts/lumbar stenosis with or without olisthy, patients exhibited a moderate degree of improvement. (biomedsearch.com)
  • We have encountered three patients in whom this syndrome followed apparently uncomplicated laminectomy for herniated disc or spinal stenosis. (ovid.com)
  • According to a World Health Organization census in 2001, most patients who had undergone a lumbar laminectomy recovered normal function within one year of their operation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sixty-four patients who had undergone multilevel cervical laminectomy were studied for postoperative spinal deformity and instability. (ovid.com)
  • The candidates for laminectomy are those who suffer from chronic pain and do not respond to medication and physical therapy. (bumrungrad.com)
  • A cervical laminectomy involves the removal of the back portion of a vertebra in your neck to create more room within the spinal canal. (mayoclinic.org)
  • A laminectomy is the surgical removal of the posterior arch of a vertebra . (everything2.com)
  • A lumbar laminectomy is the removal of the back part of the bony structure of the vertebra. (sharecare.com)
  • A laminectomy can treat severe spinal stenosis by relieving pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots, provide access to a tumor or other mass lying in or around the spinal cord, or help in tailoring the contour of the vertebral column to correct a spinal deformity such as kyphosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lumbar laminectomy is usually done to take pressure off the spinal cord or a spinal nerve. (upmc.com)
  • Lumbar laminectomy is performed to remove the bone and bone spurs and repair ligaments that may be compressing the nerve. (wakemed.org)
  • A laminectomy is an approach to relieving a special type of nerve pain called 'radiculopathy,' which means the pain is due to the root of the nerve, (the segment of the nerve as it leaves the spinal cord and enters the body). (howstuffworks.com)
  • Laminectomy is usually done for back pain that continues after medical treatment, or when the back pain is accompanied by symptoms of nerve damage, such as numbness or weakness in the legs. (vidanthealth.com)
  • Since lumbar laminectomy involves the nervous system, nerve damage is another possible risk. (espine.com)
  • Medical marijuana may be able to limit the nerve damage that occurs after a laminectomy, thus alleviating or preventing PLS. (marijuanadoctors.com)
  • The reason a laminectomy is attempted in the first place is due to chronic nerve pain. (marijuanadoctors.com)
  • Incarcerated herniation of the cervical spinal cord after laminectomy for an ossification of the yellow ligament. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Lancaster General is committed to providing outstanding patient care in the Lancaster, PA area, but before you commit to Lancaster General for a Disk Laminectomy make sure you compare and shop other medical facilities. (newchoicehealth.com)
  • View a Disk Laminectomy cost comparison for Lancaster and Request a Free Quote before you make a decision. (newchoicehealth.com)
  • In general, after a minor laminectomy, most are usually able to return to light activity within a few weeks. (orlandoortho.com)
  • Spinal Deformity Following Laminoplasty versus Laminectomy f. (lww.com)
  • Spinal Deformity Following Laminoplasty versus Laminectomy for Resection of Intradural Spinal Tumors: Analysis of 238 Patients: Paper #53. (lww.com)
  • One way that this is done is with a complete laminectomy (lam-in-eck-toe-mee). (depuysynthes.com)
  • A laminectomy involves removing a section of the bony covering over the back of the spinal canal. (eorthopod.com)
  • Laminectomy is usually done for back or neck pain that continues after medical treatment. (rochester.edu)
  • Any one know how long for Laminectomy/fusion, with plates ( front neck ), 2 rods and screws ( back neck) recovery? (healingwell.com)
  • 67 year old Nancy of McComb, Ohio has a long history of back and neck problems, starting with a laminectomy in 1998. (hydroworx.com)
  • The possibility of a dural defect in OYL cases should be considered when planning a laminectomy for the resection of the OYL. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Lumbar laminectomy for the resection of synovial cysts and coexisting lumbar spinal stenosis or degenerative spondylolisthesis: an outcome study. (biomedsearch.com)
  • This study aimed to comparatively assess cervical sagittal alignment, progression of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL), and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes between patients who underwent cervical laminoplasty (CL) and those who underwent cervical laminectomy with fusion (LF) for cervical OPLL at more than three levels. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • The laminoplasty group had a shorter length of stay: 3.8 +/- 2.7 days, compared with 4.8 +/- 3.7 days for the laminectomy and fusion group. (icjr.net)
  • The most significant finding was that the total cost for laminectomy and fusion was 2.4 times higher than for laminoplasty. (icjr.net)
  • When adjusted based on operated level, the cost for laminectomy and fusion was 2.3 higher than for laminoplasty. (icjr.net)
  • The findings of the study by Goh et al demonstrate a significant cost difference between laminoplasty and laminectomy and fusion. (icjr.net)
  • In addition, patients who undergo laminectomy and fusion had a statistically significant greater length of stay compared with those who underwent laminoplasty, which further adds to the increased cost of laminectomy and fusion. (icjr.net)
  • Therefore, it is still unclear if, with longer-term follow-up, patients in the laminoplasty group would have a higher reoperation rate than those in the laminectomy and fusion group, which would minimize the cost savings. (icjr.net)
  • Many people have successful laminectomy procedures. (caringmedical.com)
  • Dignity Health specializes in a number of orthopedic procedures, including laminectomies, in the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Redwood City. (dignityhealth.org)
  • Often the surgical procedures are used together, as the laminectomy creates an access point to the intervertebral disc. (disabilitysecrets.com)
  • Introduction This observational study is designed to test the equivalence between the clinical effectiveness of microdecompression and laminectomy in the surgical treatment of central lumbar spinal stenosis. (bmj.com)
  • A laminectomy reduces the pressure on the spinal cord and relieves the irritation and inflammation of the spinal nerves. (depuysynthes.com)
  • Laminectomy opens up your spinal canal so your spinal nerves have more room. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Lumbar laminectomy can alleviate the symptoms of spinal stenosis , a condition in which the spinal nerves become compressed inside the spinal canal. (eorthopod.com)
  • OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the results following laminectomy and the excision of synovial cysts/stenosis with or without olisthy. (biomedsearch.com)
  • When the disabling symptoms of spinal stenosis are primarily neurogenic claudication and the laminectomy is done without spinal fusion, there is generally a more rapid recovery with less blood loss. (wikipedia.org)
  • Laminectomy may also be recommended if symptoms are severe or worsening dramatically. (mainlinehealth.org)
  • Laminectomy is usually better at relieving these types of radiating symptoms than it is at relieving actual back pain. (mainlinehealth.org)
  • Your doctor may suggest laminectomy if you have central stenosis and nonsurgical treatments such as exercise and pain medicine have not improved your symptoms. (chsbuffalo.org)