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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Presently, the first multi-center, randomized controlled-trial (the EVIDENCE trial, NCT01036529) is recruiting subjects with FBSS to compare the therapeutic effectiveness and cost effectiveness of SCS therapy to spine reoperation (discectomy, laminotomy, laminectomy, foraminotomy, foraminectomy, fusion with or without instrumentation) [86].
CASE FACTS: On November 5, 2001, the plaintiff Barbara Vaccaro underwent a C4-C5 posterior foraminotomy decompression at St.
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Additionally, he has served as a spinal consultant to numerous companies related to minimally invasive spine products and has also been involved in the development of intradiscal transplantation of stem cells and platelet-rich plasma, laser thermodiscoplasty, percutaneous and endoscopic discectomy / foraminotomy, and the use of laser, radiofrequency and bipolar technology.