What is the success rate of a laminectomy and spinal fusion?

What is the success rate of a laminectomy and spinal fusion?

Success Rates for TLIF Back Surgery Studies indicate that the patient’s pain is improved 60% to 70% after TLIF spinal fusion surgery and approximately 80% of patients undergoing TLIF spinal fusion surgery are satisfied with the surgical result.

Does laminectomy lead to spinal fusion?

Laminectomy (removal of lamina bone) and diskectomy (removing damaged disk tissue) are both types of spinal decompression surgery. Your provider may perform a diskectomy or other techniques (such as joining two vertebrae, called spinal fusion) during a laminectomy procedure.

What is the recovery time for a lumbar laminectomy with fusion?

After a minor (decompressive) laminectomy, you are usually able to return to light activity (desk work and light housekeeping) within a few days to a few weeks. If you also had spinal fusion with your laminectomy, your recovery time will likely be longer — from two to four months.

What is a lumbar laminectomy with fusion?

Lumbar laminectomy with fusion is a spine surgery used to reduce or entirely remove pressure being put on the lumbar area of the spinal cord or spinal nerves by making the spinal canal larger, and then adding spinal stability with fusion.

Will I need fusion after laminectomy?

However, “about 33% of patients who are treated with simple laminectomy will develop instability and will need a second operation to fuse the spine,” said Dr. Ghogawala. Adding a spinal fusion when performing a lumbar laminectomy increases the recovery time, but provides more durable results.

Is a spinal fusion major surgery?

Spinal fusion is major surgery. It usually lasts several hours. It involves making a cut in your back or your belly, or sometimes both. The cuts, called incisions, leave scars that fade with time.

How painful is a lumbar laminectomy?

You can expect your back to feel stiff or sore after surgery. This should improve in the weeks after surgery. You may have trouble sitting or standing in one position for very long and may need pain medicine in the weeks after your surgery.