foraminotomy


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for·am·i·not·o·my

(fōr'am-i-not'ŏ-mē),
An operation on an aperture, usually to open it, for example, surgical enlargement of the intervertebral foramen.
[L. foramen, aperture, + G. tomē, a cutting]

foraminotomy

Incision into a foramen, aperture or other opening (in bone) so as to enlarge it, typically performed to release an entrapped nerve.

foraminotomy

removal of the roof of the intervertebral foramen.
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4-5] microdiscectomy was performed after partial hemilaminectomy and foraminotomy.
This new code covers endoscopic decompression of the spinal cord, nerve root(s), including laminotomy, partial facetectomy, foraminotomy, discectomy and/or excision of herniated intervertebral disc, 1 interspace, lumbar, and will be enforced as of January 1st, 2017.
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In this male patient complete strength recovery as measured by manual muscle testing (MMT) was achieved almost a year after an additional foraminotomy of C4/5.
Interlaminar discectomy with foraminotomy can produce the same, if not better results with less post-operative morbidity.
Neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons from the US, Asia, Brazil, New Zealand, and Canada offer 11 chapters that outline techniques like laminoplasty, anterior procedures, pedicle screw fixation, laminectomy and fusion, posterior foraminotomy, arthroplasty, and occipitocervical fixation, with pearls and pitfalls, and additional chapters on methods for avoiding complications, the use of navigation in cervical spine surgery, sagittal alignment, and adjacent segment pathology and its relationship to surgical procedures.
Surgical options are available which includes minimally invasive, icrodiscectomy, foraminotomy, endoscopic discectomy, Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty, laminectomy, Pedicle screw fixation besides vertebral interbody fusion.
Posterior-lateral foraminotomy as an exclusive operative technique for cervical radiculopathy: a review of 846 consecutively operated cases.
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He was offered various surgical options including ACDF, Posterior Foraminotomy and TDR.