A Hemilaminectomy also called Laminotomy is a spine surgery which involves removing a part of one or both laminae on a vertebra by enlarging the spinal canal to relieve pressure from compressed nerves of the spinal cord. Spinal nerves may become compressed by bone spurs caused by spinal arthritis, a herniated disc, degenerative disc diseases, spinal stenosis, spinal injury, or spinal cord and brain tumors.
Spine specialists recommend spine surgery only after conservative treatment options have failed to provide a cure. Spine surgeons often perform a Hemilaminectomy in combination with spinal fusion surgery to stabilize the spine.
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Who Needs the Procedure
A Hemilaminectomy is recommended when a patient has the following symptoms:
- Patient has suffered a spinal injury or has been diagnosed with a disease or disorder, which is compressing spinal nerves. Tumors of the brain and spine may also compress spinal nerves.
- Patient is experiencing acute neck pain, numbness in legless, radicular pain, and shooting leg pain because of a pinched nerve or nerves in the spinal cord.
- Conservative treatment options such as pain medication, physical therapy, and pain management therapies, etc. have failed to alleviate the pain.
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How is it Performed?
A Hemilaminectomy can be unilateral (removing part of one lamina), or it can be bilateral (removing part of both laminae of a vertebra). A Hemilaminectomy can be performed on one vertebra at a time, or it can be multi-level Hemilaminectomy in which parts of laminae are removed from multiple vertebrae in the same spine surgery.
Commonly, you can expect the following steps in a Hemilaminectomy:
- The patient is given general anesthesia
- Small incisions are made to insert surgical instruments and remove parts of the lamina. Debris of herniated discs is also removed if required.
- Spinal fusion surgery is performed if spine stabilization is required.
- The incisions are closed with sutures.
The patient’s recovery time depends on the severity of their condition and the nature of the spine surgery, but commonly a patient fully recovers within 4-6 weeks of surgery.
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