Spinal surgeries were very hectic with large incisions, long recovery periods and finally painful rehab but fortunately, with advanced surgical technologies and procedures, the spinal surgeries have improved through the years. One such advanced surgical procedure is microdiscectomy surgery.
Microdiscectomy also commonly known as microdecompression is one of the most common minimally invasive surgical procedures which is performed on patients who have a herniated lumbar disc. The surgery consists of removing the herniated or protruding portion or a portion of an intervertebral disc that is compressing or traversing the spinal nerve root. Thus, the main objective of the microdiscectomy surgery in Jaipur is to relieve pressure on the spinal nerve column by removing the portion of the herniated disc.
Before this method was invented most spinal surgeons used to remove a herniated disc using a rather complex large surgical incision without using telescopic or the microscope glasses. This type of traditional surgical exposure was performed using an open technique that included cutting off some of your back muscles to see the spine and resulting in a prolonged recovery period and a long hospital stay. Moreover, this technique was effective but it would cause a painful and slow recovery with significant muscle damage. Nowadays surgeons use small, minimally-invasive, poke hole incision microscopic surgery to remove the herniated disc that allows faster and rapid recovery. Microdiscectomy surgery is different from open discectomy as it is a minimally invasive procedure where surgeons use visualisation tools and special instruments which help them to make very small incisions and thus reducing the injury to your back muscles and a quicker and less painful recovery.
Typically microdiscectomy is performed for three reasons which include-
There are three different types of technique to perform Microdiscectomy surgery in Jaipur which includes
The main objective of microdiscectomy surgery in Jaipur is to remove the disc material that places pressure on the nerves resulting in immense pain.
There are possible complications for microdiscectomy besides blood loss or infection.
Generally in less than 2 weeks, the patient has significant pain relief and the doctor will advise you the ways you can easily return to your daily activities and exercise.
Even if a patient can go home on the next day or the same day after surgery they must consult a therapist who will instruct them on proper techniques of getting in and out of bed and walking independently.