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... Hi everyone! I have surgery in a few days and was wondering if anyone knows if you wear a collar post laminectomy with foraminotomies. Thanks again for all of the info! Boz (1 replies)
... Certainly something to ask the surgeon about. I'd want to know if, when he did the surgery, he did foraminotomies to open up the foraminal openings. Do you remember, from your MRI, what was said about possible foraminal narrowing? ... (70 replies)
... Anyway, I suggest you learn as much as you can about foraminotomies before you talk to a surgeon. ... (10 replies)

... listhesis problems seem to be pretty much limited to foraminal narrowing by bone growths, it would seem that foraminotomies could take care of the problems. ... (3 replies)
... From your description, I think you MAY get away with just foraminotomies for now. A laminoplasty, with accompanying foraminotomies, might be the best overall solution. ... (4 replies)
... Posterior foraminotomies do NOT cut muscle, although the cutting head may have to be guided around muscle. I think you would call it microsurgery. ... (10 replies)
... first surgical consult, a local orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine and with 33 years experience, is the one who wants to do a laminectomy from C3 to C7 and foraminotomies at a few levels. The second consult was with a spinal surgeon with 8 years experience and 250 miles from my location. ... (8 replies)
... Sure it makes difference. Posterior surgeries have to get thru a lot of muscle. The less disturbance the better. As far as I know, all foraminotomies are minimally invasive,, but I'm no expert. ... (6 replies)
... When you get your next two opinions, you should already understand just what ACDF's, foraminotomies, laminoplasties and laminectomies are and do. Then, you can present ideas to the surgeons and get their reactions, rather than just passively hearing what they might want to tell you. My personal and non-professional opinion is that your symptoms are the result of left-side... (4 replies)
OPLL in C3-C6
Apr 28, 2013
... I think that laminoplasty makes a lot of sense, but I guess you could have the foraminotomies done and then later the laminoplasty if necessary. ... (3 replies)
... at C7... and you could have foraminotomies done at the same time for all three levels. This from one who has had exactly that operation. ... (8 replies)
Hi All-New Here
Nov 21, 2012
... less invasive surgeries that come in from behind and try to just shave off the osteophytes. Whether or not foraminotomies can access uncovertebral osteophytes is something I'm not sure of, but you could certainly ask. ... (8 replies)
... Here's the cervical MRI taken before my laminoplasty a year ago. I'm posting this because I got three different surgical recommendations from the three surgeons I talked to, and they were all looking at the same MRI. One wanted to do a bi-level ACDF (C4-5, C5-6). One wanted to do an ACDF at C4-5, then follow up with foraminotomies. The third wanted to do a C4-5-6 laminoplasty... (4 replies)
... levels at a time, and can, in the same operation, do foraminotomies where needed. Many American surgeons do NOT KNOW HOW to do laminoplasties, so they won't even tell you they are an option. ... (23 replies)
... He proposed a laminoplasty from C3 to C6 and a decompression of C7. That would give room for the cord to expand. He also did foraminotomies to make more room for the nerves to move away from the disks too. ... (14 replies)
... o complexes would clear out the foramina. That could be followed by specific foraminotomies for the "severe" areas. ... (4 replies)
... osteophytes, but would allow the spinal cord to move backward, away from them. Foraminotomies could be done in the same operation to relieve the foraminal stenosis. ... (6 replies)
... Of course you have noticed that I keep coming back to your developmental stenosis. That's because I think it's the biggest part of your problem, at least now. Your poor spinal cord is trapped in too narrow a space, and it can't escape when something starts invading that space. There are three operations that are specifically designed to open up the spinal canal.... ... (7 replies)
... I'm also a little puzzled about all this being caused by trauma. Usually, foraminotomies are to remove osteophytes that have grown into the foraminal openings with time. Apparently this was not the case with you? ... (8 replies)
... I'm not sure why you are so frustrated. Your numerous foraminotomies would seem to indicate that your have a chronic and widespread problem with osteophytes growing into your foraminal openings. ... (8 replies)


Associated Tags: cervical canal stenosis, cervical hernaition, foraminal narrowing

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