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... I imagine my medial facetectomy could have worked perhaps if I didn't have the rods above that area. ... (10 replies)
... ok I had an L2 through S1 complete laminectomy, I also had l1 through S1 medial facetectomy, L2 through S1 foraminal decompression, without fusion. ... (4 replies)
... Hi Stillwater--Well, I guess this is a "spin-off" of the old "good laminectomies wanted' thread. Of course, you'll find a lot of info on lamis in various medical articles on the web. From what I've read, the recovery period can vary greatly.....what else is new. For classic stenotic problems (mostly leg pain rather than back pain; worse when walking than sitting) the... (10 replies)

... I have found out that the medial facetectomy did not work and will probably need fusion since my pain and problems have returned. ... (10 replies)
... I just had a laminectomy on Monday the 24th and it appears to have done the job eliminating my leg pain for stenosis. He may have done some excavation of the facet joints too. I expect to be out about a month. Kokomo (10 replies)
... I'd like to know the experiences of someone who has had decompressive laminectomy and medial facetectomy without fusion. Experiences prior to surgery and afterward. What was your recovery like? ... (10 replies)
... Just curious what a facetectomy is. I guess I had a medial facetectomy or whatever done along with a hemilaminectomy and a discectomy. Is this normal and what exactly does it mean? ... (3 replies)
... I'm sorry your facetectomy didn't work. I'll be anxious to hear what the drs in NYC say. Where did you get their names? ... (10 replies)
... did you have any of the disc removed? I had a medial facectomy/discectomy/partial laminectomy and I am pretty good except for the occasional zinging pain...but I am back playing golf and basketball along with lifting weights etc. I also have a weird pop but that is about it. Definately a lot better now! (10 replies)
Question???
Sep 23, 2007
... ha - I thought I understood all this until now... here's my tongue-in-cheek attempt of an explanation...(bear in mind, like Yvette, I've had far too much time on my hands)... discectomy - they cut away a portion of the disc. So for a "simple" herniated disc, they clear away the herniated part. They can do a microdiscectomy, or alternatively may do a laminectectomy or... (10 replies)
... medial facetectomy last summer with no help. This may not at all pertain to you, it's always better to try this first I guess. ... (10 replies)
... ctomy. I also noticed the whole facectomy thing on the insurance. Here is what mine says verbatim, "Patient underwent massive repair Rt. L5 S1 hemilaminectomy, medial facetectomy, nerve root decompression, removal of massively herniated disc using evoked response and operating microscope." Confusing huh? ... (3 replies)
... a medial facetectomy and foraminotomy. He said the surgery freed the trapped nerve. ... (12 replies)
... S1 hemilaminotomy, partial medial facetectomy, and partial diskectomy. ... (9 replies)
... t the mri i had taken it was determined that surgery was the only option. He preformed a intralaminar hemilaminectomy, foraminotomy of the exiting s1 nerve root, medial facetectomy, excision of the herniated nucleus pulposus and external neurolysis for the exiting nerve root. ... (14 replies)
... I asked for a referral to A Dr at University of Washington and he freaked out on me saying that that Dr. was diffidently going to say fusion should have been done becuase they are from a different school of thought. I had an EMG/NCS today the dr. that did the study said there was no nerve damage. also my primary Dr says I am reaching maximum medical improvement. I feel... (4 replies)
... OK, I went back and read through some of the older threads...and I remember your case and how surprised I was that anyone would do laminectomies at so many levels without fusion. Obviously, I am not a doctor...but I have never read or heard that one can have more than two levels done without making the spine unstable. It sounds like you still have some nerve... (4 replies)
... More information, please. Are you saying you had a laminectomy from L2 to S1 without fusion? Or was the laminectomy done at the L2 level? (4 replies)
... I am 8 months post op..I am very concerned my Dr claims my spine is stable, yet won't explain the biomachanics of the loss of the posterior portion of my lumbar vertebra. I have no fusion for stabilization. I still have numbness rt. anterior thigh, pain in buttocks down the back of my thigh into the back of my knee and into my calf. My question is should some sort of... (4 replies)
Mri results
Mar 4, 2008
... Status post laminectomy and medial facetectomy on the left. ... (0 replies)




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