L4 S1 Laminectomy And Fusion

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Laminectomy is surgery to remove the lamina, part of the bone that makes up a vertebra, or bone spurs in your back. The procedure can take pressure off your spinal nerves or spinal canal.


Alternative Names

Lumbar decompression; Decompressive laminectomy; Spine surgery - laminectomy


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Laminectomy opens up your spinal canal so your spinal nerves have more room. It may be done along with a diskectomy, foraminotomy, and spinal fusion. You will be asleep and feel no pain (general...

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