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Laminectomy, for stenosis, how long does it last?
Has anyone here had a laminectomy for stenosis coming from arthritis, bone spurs and all that good stuff? If so how long did it last if it even worked? My ortho said he would want to fuse two levels and I mentioned laminectomy, not him. He said it is a possibility but could end up needing to go back in later anyway...blah blah. Isn't the point to maintain motion in the joint as long as possible and not just go and fuse right away?