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What is lumbar decompression with fusion?

What is lumbar decompression with fusion?

Posterior lumbar decompression and fusion (PLDF) is a surgical procedure that aims to relieve pain and pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves in the lower back. The lower back is made up of the lumbar spine, where the spine curves inward toward the abdomen.

Is a lumbar decompression the same as a fusion?

This difference may be due to the level of surgical invasiveness; decompression only requires a small incision and exposure to the lamina, whereas posterolateral fusion requires a larger skin incision and exposures to the lamina, facet joints, transverse processes, and intertransverse spaces.

What is Microendoscopic decompression?

Conclusions: Microendoscopic decompression is an effective treatment for patients with DS and concurrent LSS, with only 5% of patients requiring subsequent fusion at over 2-year follow-up, and another 5% requiring revision or adjacent segment decompression.

What happens during microendoscopic laminectomy surgery to treat lumbar spinal stenosis?

During microendoscopic laminectomy surgery to treat lumbar spinal stenosis, you will be asleep under general anesthesia. After surgery you will be taken to the recovery area where you will be monitored until you awaken.

What is the Mel technique for spinal decompression?

In the hands of experienced spinal surgeons, the same amount of decompression can be achieved through the MEL technique as would typically be obtained through open surgery. Through the same incision, the surgeon can swing the endoscope to decompress the spinal level immediately above and below as well.

What are the surgical options for lumbar spinal stenosis?

This article first reviews general surgical options for lumbar spinal stenosis, and then, it covers a minimally invasive spine surgery option, microendoscopic laminectomy. Who Is a Candidate for Surgery to Relieve Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Do DS subtypes affect outcomes after mis decompression?

MIS decompression surgery has become increasingly popular, but the effect of DS subtypes on clinical outcomes after MIS decompression is unknown. Patients and methods: From 2008 to 2013, all patients who underwent microendoscopic laminotomy for single-level LSS with DS were included.