Laminectomy

Laminectomy

Patients with spinal stenosis often have nerve pressure and pain that can develop from a narrowing of the spinal canal. The spinal canal can narrow from aging or from deformities such as bone spurs. 

Patients suffering pain from spinal stenosis can often find relief through a procedure called a laminectomy.

Procedure and Recovery

During a laminectomy, a small section of bone that covers the back of the spinal cord, called the lamina, is removed from the spine to relieve pressure and compression. If bone spurs are present, they are removed as well. In some cases, the remaining bones need to be fused together for stability. Titanium metal rods and screws are attached to each side of the spine to hold the bones in place. The bones eventually fuse together.  The surgery is conducted under general anesthesia. 

Recovery time for a laminectomy without fusion is usually a few weeks. If fusion is involved, recovery can stretch to 2-4 months. 

Ready To Get Started?

Princeton Orthopaedic Associates is eager to get you closer to your wellness goals! We look forward to meeting you.
Request An Appointment

Getting Started With Princeton Orthopaedic Associates

poa ortho nj logo 2021
POA is an outcome-focused orthopaedic practice which combines Extraordinary Talent, Techniques & Tools.
Looking For Something?

© 2022 Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. The contents of princetonorthopaedic.com are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Copying without permission is strictly forbidden.

Privacy Policy | Accessibility

cross linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram This site’s strategy, design, photo & video were created by the marginally-above-average folks @ Clear Partnering Group.