Microdiskectomy - series

Normal anatomy

A normal intervertbral disk is compared to a herniated disk.

Normal anatomy

Incision

A small incision is made over the spine.

Incision

Indications

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

Indications

Procedure

The surgeon removes the injured disk tissue and fragments.

Procedure

Aftercare

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

Aftercare

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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