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Microdiskectomy - series

Normal anatomy:
Normal anatomy

A normal intervertbral disk is compared to a herniated disk.



Incision:
Incision

A small incision is made over the spine.



Indications:
Indications

After identifying and moving the nerve root, the surgeon identifies the injured disk tissue.



Procedure:
Procedure

The surgeon removes the injured disk tissue and fragments.



Aftercare:
Aftercare

The back muscles are moved back into their normal position, and the wound is closed with stitches or staples.




Review Date: 6/7/2012
Reviewed By: Dennis Ogiela, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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