What is Laminectomy?

Category: Surgeries

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Laminectomy is a spine operation to remove the portion of the vertebral bone called the lamina. There are many variations of laminectomy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Spinal stenosis 11 3
Herniated disc 7 2
Pinched/compressed lumbar nerve 6 1
Balance problems 1 0
Burning sensation in face 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
3
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Laminectomy

Side effect Patients
Autonomic neuropathy 1
Limited range of motion 1
Occipital neuralgia 1
Peripheral neuropathy 1
Right side partial paralysis 1
Trigeminal neuralgia 1

Duration

Stopped having Laminectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 24
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 5
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