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Incision Size - Microdiscectomy

Hello all,

I had an L5-S1 Microdiscectomy on October 7th. I'm curious what typical incision sizes are for microdiscectomies. Originally my surgeon indicated about 1-1.5 inches, but my incision/scar is about 3 inches long...

Just curious what other microdiscectomy patients have experienced.

Thanks!
L5-S1, Laminectomy / Discectomy, 10/7/2015
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Comments

  • My microdiscectomy scar is about 2 inches. It will shrink some as you heal more.
  • Hi, my first was about 2 inches but my second 3. I think this is pretty standard. It does look better once healed though.
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  • Mine is about 1.5".
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    L4/5/S1 scar tissue removal surgery, plus unexpected L4/5 microdiscectomy #2 October 2015
    L4/5 microdiscectomy May 2015
    2-level ADR C4-6 (Mobi-C) February 2015
  • Sallyj99SSallyj99 Posts: 1
    edited 11/26/2015 - 6:15 AM
    Hi - I had the same experience on Nov 16, 2015. My surgeon said 1-1.5", but it's at least 3".
    LorinEliz37 said:
    Hello all,

    I had an L5-S1 Microdiscectomy on October 7th. I'm curious what typical incision sizes are for microdiscectomies. Originally my surgeon indicated about 1-1.5 inches, but my incision/scar is about 3 inches long...

    Just curious what other microdiscectomy patients have experienced.

    Thanks!
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