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Old 12-28-2003, 12:00 PM   #1
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Is a decompression the same as a laminectomy?
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Old 12-29-2003, 12:01 AM   #2
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[QUOTE=flyonthewall]Is a decompression the same as a laminectomy?
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I'm just guessing Fly, but in layperson's terms a decompression would be like taking something out of a clamp and releiving the pressure, while a laminectomy is the stripping away layers of something. Now by answering this I'm now sure you will get a better response of people correcting me. Hope this is a start.

 
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Old 12-29-2003, 06:18 AM   #3
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[COLOR=DarkGreen][B][CENTER]Good Morning Fly,[/CENTER][/B]
[INDENT]Here is a little information on the decompression, laminectomy & microdiscectomy. They all include removing a small portion of bone over the nerve root.

[B]Decompression[/B] involves removing a small portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or disc material from under the nerve root to relieve pinching of the nerve and provide more room for the nerve to heal.

A [B]Laminectomy[/B] is effective to decrease a lumbar laminectomy (open decompression) is a surgical procedure that is performed to alleviate pain caused by neural impingement. The laminectomy surgery is designed to remove a small portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or disc material from under the nerve root to give the nerve root more space and a better healing environment.

In a [B]Microdiscectomy[/B], a small portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or disc material from under the nerve root is removed to relieve neural impingement and provide more room for the nerve to heal. A microdiscectomy is typically performed for lumbar herniated disc.[/INDENT]

[B][CENTER][SIZE=4]Have a Happy New Year[/SIZE][/CENTER][/B][/COLOR]

 
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