laminectomy laminectomy


  • (n) surgical removal of the bony arches on one or more vertebrae


  1. Another advantage: a laminectomy can cost $9,000, compared with an expected $4,000 for chemonucleolysis.
  2. Despite its high marks, the new operation can be less successful than a laminectomy and is not for everyone.
  3. Another important advantage is that the operation can be repeated or followed by a laminectomy if necessary.


  • A.J. Foyt is recovering from hip replacement surgery in Houston

    HOUSTON July 2, 2013—IndyCar Racing team owner A.J. Foyt, who has not been to a race since the Ft. Worth event on June 8th, underwent successful hip replacement surgery on his left hip yesterday in a Houston hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. Foyt had been battling pain in his left leg for most of the year. In April, he underwent a laminectomy in the lumbar region of ... Keep ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source:

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  • "His is a disc thing," Castino said. "Those are easier to deal with. Fusions are much more serious. If you get a laminectomy (the type of procedure Crede underwent), it doesn't take away any flexibility or mobility from your spine. If you...
    on Jun 26, 2007 By: John Castino Source: Chicago Tribune

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