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Minimally Invasive Procedures: Lumbar Laminectomy

February 24, 2014
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A lumbar laminectomy is a minimally invasive procedure involving removing bone to relieve pressure on spinal nerves.

A laminectomy reduces the lamina (or “roof”) of the vertebrae to open up space for nerves running from the spinal cord. A traditional surgery, or “open” surgery, would require some cutting […]

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Minimally Invasive Procedures: Decompression

February 4, 2014
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Decompression is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed to relieve pressure and pain caused by the impingement of bone and/or disc material on the spinal cord or nerves.

A spinal decompression is sometimes performed when an intervertebral disc ruptures or herniates (fibrocartilage ruptures between spinal vertebrae) and […]

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What and why are METRx tubes used?

January 13, 2014
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METRx (Minimal Exposure Tubular Retractor) tubes can be used to reduce the size of incision from a couple of inches to 18-22 mm. For some procedures that normally require incisions in more than one area in order to access the spine, the use of METRx tubes enables […]

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Fingertip Injuries

December 31, 2013
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Whether at home, on the job, or at play, our fingers are frequently placed in harm’s way, and accidents that damage the fingertips are quite common. The fingertips are vulnerable to cuts, tears and crushing injuries that can damage the skin, soft tissues, nail or bone. Because […]

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