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USC's Booty has surgery to repair bulging disc   -  Mar 31, 2006
Friday morning, he underwent a procedure called a microscopic discectomy. "It went really well," Trojans coach Pete Carroll said. "The doctors made a point ... ESPN

Herniated Disc - Surgery   -  Jul 21, 2008
Discectomy (also called open discectomy) is the surgical removal of ... Discectomy may be the most effective type of surgery for people who have tried ... WebMD

Atlanta News, Sports, Atlanta Weather, Business News | ajc.com   -  Oct 30, 2008
Flowery Branch —- Falcons left tackle Sam Baker will have a discectomy, a surgical procedure on herniated disc material in his lower back, in an attempt to ... Atlanta Journal Constitution

Synthes receives approvable letter from FDA for disc replacement …   -  Oct 25, 2007
...of a clinical trial involving 209 patients and which compared ProDisc-C to Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion, also the current standard of care. ... Forbes

Patients fare well 5 years after lumbar discectomy.(Musculoskeletal …   -  Nov 15, 2005
PHILADELPHIA -- Patients do "quite well" both mentally and physically 5 years following lumbar discectomy, based on follow-up of 53 patients. ... Free with registration - Family Practice News - AccessMyLibrary.com

Mother died after heart vessels severed during routine back operation   -  Oct 21, 2009
Christine Burgess, 51, underwent the routine discectomy operation after suffering back pain and numbness in her legs which was diagnosed as a disc hernia. ... Daily Mail

Feeling better, Feliz off to hot start in '09   -  Apr 22, 2009
20, Feliz opted to have a lumbar discectomy on his lower back. He spent the offseason at home in San Francisco with his family and spent five days a week ... MLB.com

Lower reoperation rate with subtotal discectomy vs. fragment extractio...   -  Mar 2, 2007
By Gina Brockenbrough. SAN DIEGO — Subtotal discectomy may lead to significantly lower lumbar spine reherniation rates compared to fragment excision alone, ... Ortho SuperSite

Failure within One Year Following Subtotal Lumbar Discectomy   -  Feb 25, 2008
Glenn D. Wera, MD 1 , Randall E. Marcus, MD 1 , Alexander J. Ghanayem, MD 2 and Henry H. Bohlman, MD 1. 1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Case Western ... Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery...

Long-Term Outcome of Lumbar Discectomy in Children and Adolescents …   -  Dec 1, 2006
PANAYIOTIS J. PAPAGELOPOULOS, MD, WILLIAM J. SHAUGHNESSY, MD, MICHAEL J. EBERSOLD, MD, ANTHONY J. BIANCO, JR., MD and LYNN M. QUAST, RN, ROCHESTER, ... Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery...

Kenya patient gets health recovery after his micro lumbar discectomy...   -  May 16, 2009
Micro lumbar discectomy in India is performed with latest medical care provisions by renowned spine surgeons. (I-Newswire) - Kenyan patient Abeeku, ... i-newswire.com

Clinical Outcomes After Lumbar Discectomy for Sciatica: The Effects...   -  Jan 1, 2008
Eugene J. Carragee, MD, Michael Y. Han, MD, Patrick W. Suen, MD and David Kim, MD. The authors did not receive grants or outside funding in support of their ... Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery...

Failed Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Arthrodesis. Analysis and …   -  Aug 1, 2007
THOMAS A. ZDEBLICK, MD, STEVEN S. HUGHES, MD, K. DANIEL RIEW, MD and HENRY H. BOHLMAN, MD¶, CLEVELAND, OHIO. Thirty-five patients were managed operatively ... Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery...

… -related quality of life in patients undergoing anterior cervical...   -  Apr 1, 2005
Anterior cervical discectomy, with or without fusion, is the most common surgery for cervical disk herniation (Whitecloud, 1999). There are several options ... $4.95 - Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - ECNext

… Webcast of a Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy to Correct...   -  Jan 28, 2009
A minimally invasive lumbar discectomy is performed to correct a herniated disc in the lower back. The surgery involves delicate instrumentation that allows ... marketwire.com

… Disc Herniation: Epidural Steroid Injection Compared with Discectom...   -  Dec 1, 2008
Results: Patients who had undergone discectomy had the most rapid decrease in symptoms, with 92% to 98% of the patients reporting that the treatment had ... Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery...

… well 5 years after lumbar discectomy.(Musculoskeletal Disorders) |...   -  Nov 15, 2005
Patients fare well 5 years after lumbar discectomy.(Musculoskeletal Disorders) ... find Family Practice News articles. PHILADELPHIA -- Patients do "quite ... Pay-Per-View - Family Practice News - HighBeam Research

REMINDER: ORLive Presents: Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion   -  May 11, 2007
In a premiere broadcast on May 11th, at 12:00 PM EDT (16:00:00 UTC) join Neurosurgeon Andrew Rhea and Orthopaedic surgeon Bill Edwards as they demonstrate ... Genetic Engineering News - Genetic Engineering News (press release)

HydroCision(R) Announces $12.7 Million Venture Financing   -  Dec 8, 2006
..."HydroCision's products provide clinically proven advantages in the discectomy, fusion and nucleus replacement preparation segments of the spine market, ... Genetic Engineering News - Genetic Engineering News (press release)

… Webcast Of A Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy To Correct...   -  Jan 12, 2009
Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, MD, chief of neurological surgery and medical director of Baptist Hospital's Neuroscience Center, will perform a minimally invasive ... Medical News Today - Medical News Today (press release)

Rahman v. W & A Distribution Services, Inc., No. 05 CV 2288 (EDNY 02/...   -  Feb 28, 2008
For example, on September 7, 2007, the day after plaintiff's discectomy, ... The discectomy, however, changed the analysis, as it soon became clear that ... $2.95 - U.S. District Court, Eastern District... - VersusLaw

ORLive Presents: Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion   -  Apr 23, 2007
In a premiere broadcast on May 11th, at 12:00 PM EDT (16:00:00 UTC) join Neurosurgeon Andrew Rhea and Orthopaedic surgeon Bill Edwards as they demonstrate ... Genetic Engineering News - Genetic Engineering News (press release)

… life in patients undergoing anterior cervical discectomy fusion. -...   -  Apr 1, 2005
Health-related quality of life in patients undergoing anterior cervical discectomy fusion. ... find Journal of Neuroscience Nursing articles. Pay-Per-View - Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - HighBeam Research

CryoLife Completes Enrollment Of BioDisc(TM) Study   -  Jul 20, 2006
The surgical removal, or discectomy, of the herniation leaves a void within the spinal disc that can cause spine instability, loss of disc height and ... Medical News Today - Medical News Today (press release)

REMINDER: Live Webcast: Anterior Cervical Discectomy Procedure   -  Feb 18, 2009
HARRISBURG, PA--(Marketwire - February 18, 2009) - PinnacleHealth -- Spinal surgeons at PinnacleHealth are using artificial disc replacement to not only ... marketwire.com

Study finds TKA cost-effective for end-stage knee arthritis regardless...   -  Nov 8, 2007
TKA delivers better value than many other widely accepted musculoskeletal procedures, such as lumbar discectomy and fusion of the spine for ... Ortho SuperSite

Percutaneous Discectomy By Fla Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer...   -  Oct 9, 2008
Patients injured by work accident or in a car crash often receive spinal trauma to the neck or low back which causes symptoms which may or may not require ... WiredPRNews.com - WiredPRNews.com (press release)

Medtronic introduces new spinal surgery implant   -  Aug 22, 2005
When surgery is needed to alleviate nerve or spinal cord compression, a surgeon may perform a procedure called an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, ... Twin Cities Business Journal

NuVasive (NUVA) Receives Conditional Approval from FDA to Begin …   -  Jun 28, 2006
...trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of NeoDisc by comparing the outcomes of patients to traditional anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. ... StreetInsider.com - StreetInsider.com (subscription)

Lumbar Discectomy Outcomes Vary by Herniation Level in the Spine …   -  Nov 1, 2009
JD Lurie, MD, MS 1 , SC Faucett, MD, MS 1 , B. Hanscom, MS 1 , TD Tosteson, ScD 1 , PA Ball, MD 1 , WA Abdu, MD, MS 1 , JW Frymoyer, MD 1 and JN Weinstein, ... Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery...

SVIMS docs come out with novel technique   -  Nov 6, 2005
Lamiectomy (removal of part of spine) and discectomy is the standard treatment for the problem and it involves making a 8 cm cut near the painful area. ... Newindpress on Sunday

Endoscopic discectomy system.(EDITOR'S CHOICE) | Article from …   -  Apr 1, 2007
Endoscopic discectomy system.(EDITOR'S CHOICE) ... find Surgical Products articles. The Disc-FX[TM] is a minimally invasive discectomy system with a ... Pay-Per-View - Surgical Products - HighBeam Research

Oregon Court of Appeals Reports - AMERICOLD CORP. v. HOYT, 209 Or. …   -  Nov 15, 2006
In 1993, claimant underwent a discectomy[fn1] at L4-5 on the left side and returned to ... Meanwhile, claimant underwent an L4-5 discectomy in January 1999, ... Pay-Per-View - Oregon Court of Appeals Reports - Loislaw

… : Atlas Spine Releases Back-PAK(TM) Discectomy Set. - PR Newswire |...   -  Apr 3, 2008
JUPITER, Fla., April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlas Spine, Inc. a spinal technology development company announced today the launch of the Back-PAK Discectomy ... Pay-Per-View - PR Newswire - HighBeam Research

Laser Spine Institute to open in Wayne   -  Sep 29, 2009
The Philadelphia facility will offer minimally invasive spinal surgery procedures including foraminotomy, laminotomy, percutaneous endoscopic discectomy and ... Philadelphia Business Journal

Orthopedics Researchers use NVIDIA Technology to Study Whiplash   -  Sep 8, 2008
...surgeons may turn to "discectomy and fusion," where the disc between the ... to determine the biomechanical consequences of discectomy and fusion. ... advancedimagingpro.com

New York Appellate Division Reports - SANZ v. MTA-LONG IS. BUS, 46 …   -  Dec 26, 2007
Approximately one month after the accident, the plaintiff underwent an anterior cervical discectomy, with an allograft and plate fusion. ... Pay-Per-View - New York Appellate Division Reports - Loislaw

Abstract and Introduction   -  Dec 28, 2006
Summary of Background Data: There is limited evidence in favor of discectomy for prolonged symptoms of lumbar disc herniation. However, only one randomized ... Medscape

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...??호 우리들병? ?사장? ?번 국제학회?서 '경피? 내시경 ?추 디스? 절제술(Percutaneous Endoscopic Thoracic Discectomy) 추간공 경유법'? 주제로 한 논문 ... 쿠키뉴스

[U] Ramsey v. Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., No. 07-30623 (5th Cir....   -  Feb 8, 2008
Boucree testified that the endoscopic discectomy performed by Feldman was ... Feldman testified that he performed an endoscopic discectomy but that some ... $2.95 - U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit - VersusLaw

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...기존? 전방 경추 추간? 유합술(ACDF; anterior cervical discectomy and fusion)? ??? 디스?를 제거한 후 금??과 나사를 ?용하여 수술 부위를 고정시키는 ... 메디팜뉴스

Ozone Nucleolysis for Slipped Disc Management   -  Feb 25, 2008
Ozone nucleolysis, ozonucleolysis or ozone discectomy is a non-operative ... Ozone discectomy is a day care procedure and general anaesthesia is not ... Buzzle

Arkansas Workers' Compensation Decisions - CAMP v. GREEN COUNTY …   -  May 4, 2009
The lumbar surgeries I count are: 1) Lumbar Discectomy in 1994 2) Lumbar Discectomy in 2001 3) Lumbar Disectomy in 2004 4) Lumbar Discectomy and Fusion L4 5 ... Pay-Per-View - Arkansas Workers' Compensation Decisions - Loislaw

DePaolo v. Dep't of Public Welfare, No. 995 CD 2004 (Pa.Commw. 01/04/...   -  Jan 4, 2005
As a result of this injury, Claimant underwent surgery in 1990 for an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at C5-6, and she could not work for various ... $2.95 - Pennsylvania State Courts - VersusLaw

우리들병?, '추간? 절제술' 세계학회서 발표   -  Aug 22, 2008
...정형외과?외?학회(SICOT)' 주관? 학회?서 '??화 레?저 추간? 절제술(AOLD, Automated Open Laser Discectomy)' 등? 대해 발표할 예정??고 22? ?혔다. ... 머니투??

Ending Back Pain By Closing Hole After Disectomy   -  Oct 16, 2009
..."At least 10 percent of the patients who have a discectomy will have a re-herniation of that disc," said Dr. Eugene Bonaroti, a neurosurgeon at West Penn ... TheDenverChannel.com

[U] Meece v. Barnhart, 192 Fed.Appx. 456, 2006 Fed.App. 0569N (6th...   -  Aug 8, 2006
On October 24, 1996, Plaintiff underwent an anterior cervical discectomy and cervical ... Dr. Kramer noted that a discectomy and fusion at C4-5 were not ... $2.95 - U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit - VersusLaw

HealthFirst-Treating asthma with heat - 10/29/09 - Flint News and …   -  Oct 29, 2009
..."At least 10 percent of the patients who have a discectomy will have a re-herniation of that disc," said Dr. Eugene Bonaroti. ... go.com

亞?醫院發表微創手術應用椎間盤?出手術   -  Mar 10, 2006
...後,鮑?倫醫師?林先生清楚解釋了手術方法?術後注?事項?復建等相關細節,林 先生決定接?最新的顯微內視?椎間盤摘除術(Microendoscopic discectomy, MED)。 ... epochtimes.com

Arkansas Workers' Compensation Decisions - KELLEY v. COOPER …   -  Mar 7, 2007
The claimant underwent a second percutaneous discectomy with Dr. Hart on March 17 ... In addition to the percutaneous discectomy, the claimant testified Dr. ... Pay-Per-View - Arkansas Workers' Compensation Decisions - Loislaw

First Human Implants of BioDisc™   -  Sep 6, 2005
These patients underwent a discectomy approximately 6 weeks ago, to treat a herniated disc in the lumbar spinal area. The BioDisc implant material was ... Medgadget.com

[U] Sacramento County Office of Education v. Workers' Compensation …   -  Jul 3, 2007
8, § 9785(a)) recommended that the employee have a discectomy, based on a March 2004 MRI scan and September 2004 discogram. He sought authorization for the ... $2.95 - California Court of Appeals - VersusLaw

Intial SPORT Trial Outcomes Subject to Interpretation, but Tend to...   -  Nov 22, 2006
Our most immediate interpretation is that only the lumbar discectomy arm of the SPORT study has now been released and the all-important stenosis and ... HealthpointCapital

GP Clinical: Disc replacement surgery is now an option.(General …   -  Feb 4, 2005
A 'subtotal' discectomy is performed. The amount of disc material removed is much greater than with a posterior discectomy operation. ... Free with registration - GP - AccessMyLibrary.com

?료계 정론 메디?뉴스   -  Oct 26, 2009
...통? 비?연구(Comparative Study of Neck Pain in Relation to Increase of Cervical Epidural Pressure During Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy)'는 ... 메디?뉴스

ORLive Presents: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery for Herniated...   -  Feb 22, 2008
The METRx Micro Endoscopic Discectomy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that can provide relief of this severe back pain with minimum surgical ... Web Services Journal - Web Services Journal

Louisiana Case Law - EVANS v. WASTE MANAGEMENT, 2004-2043 (La. …   -  May 11, 2005
As such, I do not believe that cervical discectomy and fusion are indicated. I do not believe it will help his subjective complaints and it will not help ... Pay-Per-View - Louisiana Case Law - Loislaw

Combining Endoscopic and Computer Technologies May Improve Spinal …   -  Apr 28, 2006
Before a thoracoscopic discectomy is performed, computerized tomography (CT) ... "Our initial experience with image-guided thoracoscopic discectomy has ... newswise.com

Artificial disc versus spinal fusion in the treatment of cervical...   -  Mar 31, 2009
Ventral discectomy with a bone graft and plate spondylodesis or cage ... 1, 2, 3, 4 Up to 25% of all patients with ventral discectomy and cervical spine ... Nature.com

Arkansas Workers' Compensation Decisions - EDDLEMON v. ADVOCAT …   -  Oct 5, 2005
This time it was herniated and required a discectomy to decompress the S,1 nerve root with surgery. I believe that Mr. Eddlemon's disc hernation at L,5 S1 ... Pay-Per-View - Arkansas Workers' Compensation Decisions - Loislaw

Arkansas Workers' Compensation Decisions - HENSON v. GENERAL …   -  Aug 13, 2007
The record indicates that Dr. Rebecca Barrett-Tuck performed a left L5-S1 partial hemilaminectomy and discectomy in December 1995 and a re-do left L5-S1 ... Pay-Per-View - Arkansas Workers' Compensation Decisions - Loislaw

Loislaw Federal District Court Opinions - PIERCE v. KY UTILITIES …   -  Jan 31, 2005
On October 16, 1996, Dr. Vaughan performed a cervical discectomy and interbody ... On March 26, 1998, Dr. Vaughan performed a lumbar discectomy Page 10 and ... Pay-Per-View - Loislaw Federal District Court Opinions - Loislaw

Hospital 'backs' missionary's labor of love   -  Apr 4, 2008
These surgical procedures are called standard laminectomy and discectomy. ... Dr. Ver's team used this unconventional technique, “micro discectomy under ... Inquirer.net

Arkansas Workers' Compensation Decisions - BONACCI v. HOME …   -  Dec 15, 2006
Despite Dr. Calhoun's opinion that the claimant's condition did not warrant surgery, on December 9, 2005, Dr. Hart recommended a percutaneous discectomy at ... Pay-Per-View - Arkansas Workers' Compensation Decisions - Loislaw

[U] Bonacci v. Home Depot, No. CA07-199 (Ark.App. 10/10/2007)   -  Oct 10, 2007
Despite Dr. Calhoun's opinion that appellant's condition did not warrant surgery, on December 9, 2005, Dr. Hart recommended a percutaneous discectomy at ... $2.95 - Arkansas Court of Appeals - VersusLaw

New proceedure offers all-in-one back surgery   -  Oct 19, 2009
The most common procedure performed to treat herniated disc is a discectomy, or more recently, the micro-discectomy, which involves removing the portion of ... News 8 Austin

BEAMON v. UNUM LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA, 1:03-cv- …   -  May 6, 2005
The discectomy occurred with no complications and Ms. Beamon was expected to resume work approximately two months following her surgery, which would have ... $2.95 - U.S. District Courts - VersusLaw

CryoLife's spinal disc repair study completes enrolment.(SPINAL …   -  Sep 1, 2006
The surgical removal, or discectomy, of the herniation leaves a void within the ... However, using BioDisc as an adjunct to standard discectomy, can provide ... Pay-Per-View - Biomedical Materials - HighBeam Research

Rhode Island Superior Court - BOYLE v. LAURELLI, PC01-4575 (RISuper …   -  Apr 17, 2007
Id. Plaintiff's pain persisted in the weeks following the discectomy. ... In October of 2001, Eichler performed another discectomy, the same procedure ... Pay-Per-View - Rhode Island Superior Court - Loislaw

Herniated Disc Surgery   -  Jan 17, 2009
Herniated Disc Surgery or discectomy is a surgery that is performed to remove a ... The pressure on the nerve is released via discectomy. In Open Discectomy ... Buzzle

Wyoming Case Law - PHILLIPS v. TIC-THE INDUS. CO. OF WYOMING, …   -  Apr 8, 2005
Discectomy is a reasonable approach if the patient's primary complaint is ... The primary reason to consider a discectomy alone (to relieve leg pain only ... Pay-Per-View - Wyoming Case Law - Loislaw

Health24 - Backache, Back operations   -  Jan 12, 2009
The same approach is used as with a laminectomy or a discectomy. The surgeon will remove the lamina precisely as in the case with a laminectomy, ... Health24.com

Davis v. Harrah's Cherokee Casino, 655 SE2d 392, 362 NC 133 (NC 01/ …   -  Jan 25, 2008
On 7 September 2001, Dr. Silver performed a microlumbar discectomy. Although plaintiff returned to work in October 2001 because he was afraid of being fired ... $2.95 - North Carolina Supreme Court - VersusLaw

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Reports - DePAOLO v. DEPT. OF PUBLIC …   -  Jan 11, 2005
As a result of this injury, Claimant underwent surgery in 1990 for an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at C5-6, and she could not work for various ... Pay-Per-View - Pennsylvania Commonwealth Reports - Loislaw

Idaho Case Law - DAVIDSON v. RIVERLAND EXCAVATING, INC., 34626 …   -  May 29, 2009
He recommended a three-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at C4-5 ... As result of that injury, he underwent an anterior cervical discectomy at ... Pay-Per-View - Idaho Case Law - Loislaw

Minnesota Administrative Rules - 5221.6500 PARAMETERS FOR …   -  Aug 9, 2005
...(3) Retrospective review: when lumbar arthrodesis is performed to correct instability created during a decompression, laminectomy, or discectomy, ... Pay-Per-View - Minnesota Administrative Rules - Loislaw

Press Release: CryoLife Announces First Human Implants of BioDisc(TM)...   -  Sep 6, 2005
These patients underwent a discectomy approximately 6 weeks ago, to treat a herniated disc in the lumbar spinal area. The BioDisc implant material was ... Pay-Per-View - PR Newswire Europe - HighBeam Research

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Decisions - BRAY v. LYONS …   -  Dec 3, 2008
Dr. Branch performed a lumbar bilateral discectomy for decompression, followed by a posterior lumbar interbody fusion with metal plates at L4-L5. Page 5 11. ... Pay-Per-View - North Carolina Workers' Compensation... - Loislaw

HydroCision Introduces 'Walk in/Walk out' Option for Treatment of …   -  Jun 17, 2009
HydroDiscectomy is a clinically effective way to perform a discectomy through a tiny annulotomy, or opening, in a disc. The small size of the annulotomy has ... Pay-Per-View - Wireless News - HighBeam Research

[U] Napier v. James River Coal, No. 2008-CA-000317-WC (Ky.App. 06/13/...   -  Jun 13, 2008
Following the second injury, Napier underwent a laminectomy/discectomy at L5-S1; following the third injury, he underwent a microendoscopic discectomy at ... $2.95 - Kentucky Court of Appeals - VersusLaw

Loislaw Federal District Court Opinions - RAMSTECK v. AETNA LIFE …   -  Jun 24, 2009
Percutaneous lumbar discectomy, manual or automated, is considered medically necessary for treatment of herniated lumbar discs when all of the following are ... Pay-Per-View - Loislaw Federal District Court Opinions - Loislaw

Ozone shots for spinal injury   -  Nov 7, 2006
..."Ozonucleolysis or ozone discectomy for curing spinal injury is a better option than ... Ozone discectomy is the injection of ozone inside the affected ... Moneycontrol.com

Loislaw Federal District Court Opinions - GAUTREAUX v. …   -  Feb 14, 2005
B. Plaintiff's Medical History Between 1971 and 1979, Plaintiff underwent surgeries for discectomy at C5-6, L5-S1, and Page 4 L4-5. ... Pay-Per-View - Loislaw Federal District Court Opinions - Loislaw

Artificial disc demonstrates good 2- to 3-year results in IDE trial   -  Oct 10, 2007
BRUSSELS — At 2- to 3-year follow-up, a new total disc replacement produced outcomes comparable to those achieved by anterior cervical discectomy and fusion ... Ortho SuperSite

Tamil Nadu   -  Apr 12, 2006
Micro discectomy, endoscopic discectomy and disc replacement are advances to be discussed, the release said. — Special Correspondent ... The Hindu

Tucker v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co., No. 05-CV-1451 ( …   -  Mar 14, 2008
Dr. Lyon noted that in 1995-96, Plaintiff underwent a C5-6 discectomy and fusion as a result of degenerative disc disease with disc bulging, although one of ... $2.95 - U.S. District Court, Northern District... - VersusLaw

NFL Briefs   -  Oct 29, 2008
Falcons coach Mike Smith said Baker will have a discectomy, and he said the ... A discectomy is the surgical removal of herniated disc material that presses ... ESPN

Decision focus: surgery for herniated disc   -  Aug 12, 2009
The most common surgery for a herniated disc is called a discectomy. ... One type of discectomy that is becoming more available is a microdiscectomy. ... n-tv - NTV

Transplants of slipped disc cells offer sufferers life without pain   -  Feb 6, 2006
As a keen skateboarder, climber and walker, he was nervous about the chances of a normal discectomy leaving him with a weakened back and requiring more ... Telegraph.co.uk

Cervical Disc Degeneration   -  Jun 7, 2007
Cervical discectomy and fusion can be a very effective treatment for many patients. However, there are some drawbacks to the procedure. ... WSOCtv.com

Artificial Cervical (neck) Disc for treatment of degenerative disc...   -  Sep 27, 2005
The surgical approach to implant the PCM device is the same as that used for cervical discectomy and fusion. A small incision is made in the front of the ... News-Medical.net

Coach Kubiak, key assistants returning to Texans   -  Feb 2, 2010
Slaton underwent a discectomy to relieve pressure on the nerve root that was causing the problem in his spine. The surgery was performed in Dallas by Dr. ... Houston Chronicle

Iley v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., 457 F.Supp.2d 777 (EDMich....   -  Sep 27, 2006
On July 3, 2001, Plaintiff required a discectomy to repair a herniated disc at the ... That statement noted that Plaintiff had a L5-S1 discectomy on July 3, ... $2.95 - U.S. District Court, Eastern District... - VersusLaw

Effectiveness of Laser Spine Surgery for Pain Relief Remains Unproven   -  Aug 10, 2009
Studies have shown that discectomy reduces pain and other symptoms in approximately 85 percent of people who have a herniated disk. ... Saskatoonhomepage.ca

Abstract and Introduction   -  Nov 1, 2005
Robinson anterior cervical discectomy and arthrodesis for cervical radiculopathy: long term follow-up of one hundred and twenty patients. ... Medscape

Abstract and Introduction   -  Jan 11, 2008
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a proven intervention for patients with radiculopathy and myelopathy. [1] Because of limitations specific ... Medscape

Mayo Clinic: Effectiveness of Laser Spine Surgery for Pain Relief …   -  Aug 27, 2009
Studies have shown that discectomy reduces pain and other symptoms in approximately 85 percent of people who have a herniated disk. ... Aurora Sentinel - The Aurora Sentinel

The Cervical Spine and Disc Degeneration   -  Aug 25, 2006
A discectomy is a procedure to remove the part of the disc that is causing ... Discectomy and spinal fusion can take the pressure off the affected spinal ... WSOCtv.com

Patients' Expectations and Satisfaction in Lumbar Spine Surgery   -  Dec 20, 2005
Methods: Ninety-eight patients, 49 patients who underwent discectomy for lumbar disc herniation (Group 1) and 49 patients who underwent laminotomy for ... Medscape

Low-Back Pain Following Surgery for Lumbar Disc Herniation   -  Aug 1, 2006
The first twenty patients (Group 1) underwent standard discectomy, and the second twenty (Group 2) underwent microendoscopic discectomy. ... Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery...



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A discectomy is a surgical procedure in which an extravasated segment of the intervertebral disc, which is causing pain by stressing the spinal cord or radiating nerves, is dissected. A laminectomy is often involved to permit access to the intervertebral disc.

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