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There are 8 results for Discectomy: 3 animations, 2 videos, and 3 articles.





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Lumbar – Minimally Invasive Discectomy (Percutaneous Disc Removal)

A herniated lumbar disc can push on spinal nerves and cause severe, shooting leg pain, numbness and/or weakness. A percutaneous disc removal (PDR) can remove a portion of the herniated disc that is compressing spinal nerves ...

Cervical – Anterior Cervical Discectomy, Fusion – Instrumented (ACDF)

Anterior cervical discectomy procedures are usually performed to remove pressure on nerves from disc herniations. A disc herniates when the outer portion of the disc ruptures and some of the softer disc nucleus material ...

Lumbar – Partial Discectomy

A herniated lumbar disc can push on spinal nerves and cause severe, shooting, leg pain, numbness, and/or weakness. Removing part of the herniated disc in a partial discectomy procedure can prevent the disc from irritating ...

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Bone Graft Harvest

Harvesting bone graft from your iliac crest (hip bone) is a common procedure done to help create new bone growth in another area of the body. Surgeons choose to harvest bone from the iliac crest because the location is ...

Partial Lumbar Discectomy and Disc Excision

Disc herniations can occur a variety of ways; heavy lifting, trauma, or the normal degenerative process which occurs as we age. When the disc ruptures it may shift outside the normal disc space and push against a spinal ...

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Understanding Cervical Disc Replacement

Written by Stephen M Hansen MD, MBA & Rick C Sasso, MD

This article describes the causes, symptoms and options for cervical disk replacement. Dr. Hansen and Dr. Sasso explain the current procedures for disk replacement and discuss a new artificial disk, currently being tested by ...


Written by Michael D Burdi, MD

This article discuss sciatica. It describes the factors that may cause it, when to seek medical attention, and surgical relief.

Minimally Invasive Posterior Lumbar Disc Surgery

Written by Woeltjen, Bonnie Lane PA-C, Jones, Stanley C MD

The purpose of this review article is to report the history of minimally invasive lumbar spine surgery, placing a special emphasis on intradiscal surgery, identify current procedures and report the future outlook of such ...