Laminotomy Spine Surgery at World Class Hospitals in India
Laminotomy is a surgical procedure that helps to decompress the spinal cord or the spinal nerves that emerge from the vertebral column. It is done with aim of removing any structure that narrows the spinal canal and free the entrapped nerves. In this procedure a small incision is made in the lamina as opposed to laminectomy where the entire lamina is removed. as a result laminotomy procedure decompresses the spinal cord without compromising with the spinal stability.
Objective of the Procedure:
Any space occupying structure within the spinal canal like herniated or bulging disc, thickened ligament, osteophytes (bone spurs), facet joint thickening can compress the spinal cord resulting in symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling and weakness of the hand or legs. In extreme cases loss of bowel and bladder control is also observed. Laminotomy aims at making an incision in the lamina, to remove a small part of it, creating room for the spinal cord within the canal. This relieves the compression and thus the symptoms disappear. Through the hole in the lamina, the thickened ligament or disc fragment which may be compressing the cord and nerves are also removed.
What is Our Minimally Invasive Laminotomy Procedure?
Our minimally invasive laminotomy procedure is designed to relieve a compressed nerve in the back of the spinal cord. Your spine consists of several vertebra stacked on top of each other, with cushiony discs in between each vertebra to let the spine move freely. The back of each vertebra has a small bone, called the lamina. The lamina come together to form the back wall of your spinal canal — the area in which your spinal cord runs.
Some spine conditions cause the lamina to compress one of the nerves in the spinal cord, usually creating both a localized and shooting pain in the leg or arm. The main spine condition that causes this problem is spinal stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spinal canal. Our minimally invasive laminotomy procedure uses advanced technology to remove the portion of the lamina that is engaging the nerve and causing pain.
Common Spine Conditions Treated by Our Laminotomy Procedure
Nerve compression in the spinal canal can be caused by several spine conditions. A comprehensive review of each patient’s most recent MRI and health records help our Spine Care Consultants determine the cause of your pain and the best course of action for your treatment. The most common causes of nerve compression in the spinal canal include:
- Bone spurs
- Pinched nerve
- Spinal stenosis
- Herniated disc
- Bulging disc
- Arthritis of the spine
Post Operative Recovery and Rehabilitation
Patients may sometimes require one or two stitches and after a few hours of monitoring, are allowed to leave (accompanied by a companion) on the same day of surgery. The Physical therapist gives guidelines on the various techniques of walking, sitting and lifting to avoid any strain on the back for the first few weeks. The therapist also explains a set of exercises for the back to increase strength and endurance which are to be performed gradually as the incision pain subsides.
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