microdiskectomy

microdiskectomy

 [mi″kro-dis-kek´tah-me]
debulking of a herniated disk using an operating microscope or loupe for magnification.

microdiskectomy

/mi·cro·dis·kec·to·my/ (mi″kro-dis-kek´tah-me) debulking of a herniated nucleus pulposus using an operating microscope or loupe for magnification.
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In another study, 122 patients randomly received either 21 sessions with a chiropractor or a single surgery called microdiskectomy.
Currently, open diskectomy and microdiskectomy (both involving removal of disk material through an incision) are used for treating the herniated disk.
The term lumbar spihal surgery, for the purposes of this article, includes procedures such as microdiskectomy, laminotomy, and laminectomy, which are used for a variety of nonmalignant-related diseases of the lumbar spine.
The most common surgical procedures were lumbar microdiskectomy (59.
8, p: 576-584), researchers concluded that spinal manipulation was just as effective as microdiskectomy for patients struggling with sciatica secondary to lumbar disk herniation (LDH).
4) More recently, however, the risk of epidural abscess with epidural corticosteroid instillation at the end of microdiskectomy was noted to be as high as 10%.