Many patients find relief after a diskectomy
, but approximately 5 percent to 15 percent of patients experience a recurrent disk herniation, defined as back and/or leg pain recurring after a definite pain-free period from the initial surgery, then pain begins again.
The ureter is at risk of injury during lumbar diskectomy
given its close anatomical relationship with the vertebral body and the intervertebral disk.
Juan Ronderos, a board-eligible neurosurgeon employed by Coastal, determined that the patient had two surgical options: a thoracoscopic diskectomy
(a closed procedure) or a thoracotomy (an open procedure).
OTS11 OUTCOMES AFTER ANTERIOR CERVICAL DISKECTOMY
AND FUSION WITH PLATING.
The plaintiff's attorney should obtain a copy of a cervical diskectomy
and fusion film, ask the surgeon at trial whether the film accurately depicts the surgical procedure, then show jurors what the plaintiff may have to endure in the future as a result of the present injury.
The 184 chapters cover basic science, patient evaluation, imaging, various generalized and regional pain syndromes, and specific treatment modalities, including nerve blocks, neuroaugmentation and implantable drug delivery systems, and advanced techniques like diskectomy
, cryoneurolysis, and radiofrequency lesioning.
Currently, open diskectomy
and microdiskectomy (both involving removal of disk material through an incision) are used for treating the herniated disk.
One study included 22 patients who underwent single-level, anterior, cervical diskectomy
and fusion with allograft bone and anterior plating, and 24 patients who had single-level, disk replacement using the ProDisc-C prosthesis.
Dysphagia, hoarseness, and unilateral true vocal fold motion impairment following anterior cervical diskectomy
Britt Borden performed an anterior cervical diskectomy
on Janice Washburn.
Open procedures such as anterior diskectomy
and fusion are successful but sacrifice cervical motion and may lead to future problems at other levels.
This year, the DATTA program is reevaluating autologous bone marrow transplantation, percutaneous diskectomy
, and transrectal ultrasound of the prostate.