Lumbar Spine Surgery Posterior Micro-discectomy Discectomy neurosurgeon 3D animations. Illustrates the surgical technique for performing a posterior lumbar discectomy, also known as a lumbar microdiscectomy. This procedure is used to remove part of an intervertebral disc that is compressing the spinal cord or a nerve root. Also shown is the patient position, skin preparation and incision, the surgical approach, the removal of the pathological disc and the wound closure. Neurosurgeon 3D animations. An acute disc herniation can cause symptoms down one or both legs, such as pain, numbness, pins and needles, and weakness. Usually these symptoms will improve without surgery in six to twelve weeks. If the symptoms are not controlled after six to twelve weeks of conservative treatments, then your surgeon will consider operating. Lumbar Spine Surgery Posterior Micro-discectomy Discectomy neurosurgeon 3D animations.
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