Classic Disquectomy - Lumbar Disc Classic diskectomy for herniated lumbar disks. The most used type of surgery for a herniated disk is the classical diskectomy. http://www.trejos.com/Trejos/convsurg.stm
Extractions: Microdiskectomy The most used type of surgery for a herniated disk is the "classical" diskectomy. This is done under general anesthesia. An incision on the skin is performed, the muscles of the spine are separated from the vertebra and retracted laterally to allow the passage of the surgical instruments. Then a "window" in the vertebra is done, removing a variable amount of bone; through this opening the nerve root is identified and retracted aside, the annulus is incised and the nucleus is removed in fragments with forceps. Microdiskectomy is the same procedure, but done under the operating microscope, this allows the surgeon to do it through a minimal incision and that the amount of bone, if needed to be removed, be insignificant. It also allows more gentle manipulation of the tissues and nerve, giving more security to the procedure. The post operative discomfort is much less than that of the classical diskectomy. Under typical conditions, after a classical diskectomy the patient is put on analgesic medication and taken out of bed to start walking on the day after surgery and discharged from hospital in a couple of days. Return to work, depending on the job, usually is in 4 to 8 weeks.
Herniated Lumbar Disk rendering of herniated disk Fig. 2 CT scan showing herniated disk Fig. 3 MRI showing herniated disk. The lumbar intervertebral disk is http://tmsyn.wc.ask.com/r?t=an&s=hb&uid=24312681243126812&sid=343126
Herniated Lumbar Disk-DynoMed.com A herniated lumbar disk is typically preceded by an episode of low back pain or a Surgical treatment for herniated lumbar disks varies according to the http://www.dynomed.com/encyclopedia/encyclopedia/spine/Herniated_Lumbar_Disk.htm
Extractions: The cervical vertebrae are the seven vertebrae that form the upper part of your spine, between the skull and the chest. The thoracic vertebrae are the 12 bones between your neck and your lower back. Thoracic vertebrae have cup-shaped surfaces called facets, in which the ribs rest and connect to the spine. These joints help the ribs to move up and down during breathing. The lumbar vertebrae are the five largest and strongest of all vertebrae. They are found in your lower back between the chest and hips. The strong muscles of the back are attached to the lumbar vertebrae. Your sacrum and coccyx are the bones found at the base of your spine. The triangular sacrummade up of five vertebrae fused togethersupports the spine and connects it to the pelvis. Your coccyx, or tailbone, is formed from four fused vertebrae and has little function. The vertebral foramen is the hollow part of the vertebrae where the spinal chord (nerve tissues) attaches to your brain and sends signals all over your body.
Herniated Lumbar Disk - Herniated Lumbar Disc herniated lumbar disk. Excessive weight, bad postures, undue movements, improper weight lifting and other kind of traumas may weaken the inter http://tmsyn.wc.ask.com/r?t=an&s=hb&uid=24312681243126812&sid=343126
Herniated Lumbar Disk The lumbar intervertebral disk is made up of a fibrous outer ring called the 7 Herniated disc material is removed. Fig. 8 Disk removed and nerve root http://buffaloneuro.com/lumdisk/hernlum.htm
Extractions: Click Here for Animated Demonstration of Disk Herniation Fig. 1: Artists rendering of herniated disk Fig. 2: CT scan showing herniated dis k Fig. 3: MRI showing herniated disk The lumbar intervertebral disk is made up of a fibrous outer ring called the annulus and a gelatinous inner portion called the nucleus (fig. 1). The disk acts as a cushion between the vertebral bodies. When herniation occurs, the nucleus pushes through the annulus of the disk producing pressure on the nerve root and/or cauda equina. This is demonstrated on the CT scan (fig. 2), the MRI (fig. 3) and the myelogram (fig. 4). Nearly all patients complain of leg pain (sciatica) in the distribution of one or more nerve roots. Some have back pain as well. Frequently, patients can be treated conservatively with success. However, when their ability to perform normal day to day functions is degraded for a substantial period of time (4-6 weeks), or in the presence of progressing neurological deficit (i.e. foot drop, loss of control of bowel and bladder, cauda equina syndrome), lumbar microdiskectomy is the most effective treatment. During microdiskectomy, the offending disk fragment and much of the loose nucleus are removed through a small, one to two inch incision (figs. 5-8). With success rates of around 90%, patients are able to return to work and full activity in an average of about 10 weeks. Our group has the most extensive experience in Western New York performing outpatient microdiskectomy. In the past 3 years, we have performed more than 1000 of these procedures successfully. Patients prefer this to overnight stay in the hospital.
Lumbar Herniated Disc Animation Animation of a lumbar herniated disc and how disc herniation causes low back pain and leg pain, by SpineHealth http://tmsyn.wc.ask.com/r?t=an&s=hb&uid=24312681243126812&sid=343126
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Extractions: Web health.allrefer.com You are here : AllRefer.com Health Herniated Lumbar Disk Herniated lumbar disk is a condition in which part or all of the soft, gelatinous central portion of an intervertebral disk (the nucleus pulposus) is forced through a weakened part of the disk, resulting in back pain and nerve root irritation. Related Images Lumbar Spinal Surgery - Series A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation program is the first of its kind, requiring compliance with 53 standards of quality and accountability, verified by independent audit. A.D.A.M. is among the first to achieve this important distinction for online health information and services. Learn more about A.D.A.M.'s editorial reviewers . A.D.A.M. is also a founding member of Hi-Ethics (www.hiethics.com) and subscribes to the principles of the Health on the Net Foundation (www.hon.ch). Par Web Solutions
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Extractions: What is a Disc? A disc is a soft, rubbery pad found between the hard bones that make up the spinal column. The hard bones that make up the spinal column is called the vertebrae. The discs between the vertebrae allow the back to flex and bend. discs also act as shock absorbers. The outer layer of the disc is made out of a tough substance. The outer layers is called the "annulus fibrosus". The inner layer of the disc has a gel-like center called the "nucleus pulposus." What is a Herniated Disc? Herniated discs are also called ruptured discs and slipped discs. Herniated discs are most common in the lumbar spine. The lumbar spine is the part of your backbone between the bottom of your ribs and your hips. Herniated discs are most common in people in their 30s and 40s. Symptoms of a Herniated Disc? The most common symptoms are: back pain pain