Hi All, I had a two level microdiscectomy 5 weeks ago and had an appointment for follow up with surgeon and an xray yesterday.
He said that when he got into the surgery site the problem was a lot more than he originally thought. He did the discectomy, but also said that he had to cut away ALOT of bone as well in order to free up the nerve. When they cut away the bone is this a laminectomy? Do to the fact that he stressed that he had to cut away alot of bone, will this increase my chances of reherniation or instability? I had differing opinions before surgery, one being a fusion, the other two going the more conservative approach of micro discectomy.
When they cut away the bone, do they mean the vertebrae,facet joint? Just concerns me about future problems since he stressed that they had to remove so much.
Thanks once again all, for any info.
>:D< >:-D< : Karen
L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
adr L5-S1 Feb 2012