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    Old 07-05-2004, 06:38 PM   #1
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    c3/4 Laminectomy or ACDF

    I have a herniated Disc c3/4 and Stenosis and have to get something done. Basically I have narrowed down to 2 options. A Posterior Laminectomy by Neurosurgeon or ACDF by Specialist Spine surgeon.

    I need to make the choice in the next few days as the tingling in my right arm is getting worse by the day.

    Deep down I feel the ACDF is the right choice as it deals directly with the Disc itself, but the Laminectomy seems the 'Softer' option!

    Can anyone give me any advice?

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    Old 07-06-2004, 02:07 PM   #2
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    Re: c3/4 Laminectomy or ACDF

    What is causing the stenosis??? I have had both procedures.

    Good luck

    Old 07-06-2004, 05:42 PM   #3
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    Re: c3/4 Laminectomy or ACDF

    The back wall of the canal is causing the stenosis, but it is the disc between c3/4 which is the concern as it's squashed and bulging into the canal.

    The options I have are to remove the disc completeley or make more space at the back of the spine in that particular area.

    Old 08-09-2004, 07:24 PM   #4
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    Re: c3/4 Laminectomy or ACDF

    I am scheduled to be operated on September 2, 2004 for 2 bludging discs. It is a C4-6 laminectory with C3-7 screws. Can anyone out there give me an idea as to the recovery time and also what kind of aftermath can I look forward to? I am in pretty bad shape, I have no feeling in either of my hands or my forearms. Just awful stinging and burning 24/7. The surgeon stated that I will have feeling back when I wake up from the surgery. I am hoping that he is being straight with me.

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