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Laminectomy surgery on slipped disc

Laminectomy surgery on slipped disc

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JOHN T. ALESI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN T. ALESI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Laminectomy surgery on slipped disc. Labelled artwork of a view from above (right) of a slipped (herniated) disc in the lumbar (lower back) spine. At upper left is a posterior view of the incision made to operate on this L4-L5 joint. A retractor is being used to decompress the L4 nerve root, and a ronguer is being used to remove the fibrocartilage disc material that protrudes from a herniated disc to compress the spinal nerves (yellow). Laminectomy is a form of minimally invasive surgery where the lamina (thin bony plate) of a vertebra is removed to allow extraction of the protruding disc material (discectomy). This relieves the pain caused by the slipped disc.

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