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Rachitomy

rachitomy --> laminectomy

(Science: procedure, surgery) A surgical procedure which is designed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerve root that is being caused by a slipped or herniated disk in the lumbar spine.

This procedure is also used in the treatment of spinal stenosis. This procedure includes removal of a portion of the bone comprising a vertebra. Recovery is generally 7-10 days. An alternative to this is a micro-disc surgery.


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