How is a microlaminectomy done?

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Posted on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 in Back Pain
Question: Is laminectomy done using a "micro" procedure (though a one inch incision) or is the back opened up?
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Microlaminectomy done through 2-3 cm incision only

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Microlaminectomy is done through much smaller incision than open Laminectomy.
The incision for Microlaminectomy is only 2-3 centimeters (Back will not be opened up). During Microlaminectomy the muscles covering vertebrae and spine will not be cut.
Most patients recover fast and go home in 2 days. Complete pain relief usually attained in 1-2 weeks.

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