Gosh Jim D, I've never even heard of this before so I went and looked it up! The following is what I found in Wikipedia:
"A laminotomy is a neurosurgical procedure that removes part of a lamina of the vertebral arch in order to decompress the corresponding spinal cord and/or spinal nerve root. This was originally performed as a hemilaminectomy, consisting in the removal of either the left or right half of the lamina, but is now more commonly carried out as the removal of a portion of both sides of the lamina (while retaining the rest to preserve vertebral stability as much as possible). Laminotomy is also often accompanied by facetectomy."
So, I'm still confused and wondered why they didn't say Laminotomy instead of hemilaminectomy? Hmmm... Well make sure you keep us filled in! We are a big happy family and would love to have you join us as often as you can!! If you'll go in and make a post saying you're new and fill us in a bit on your issues, I know the rest of the people here would love to welcome you! You'll see at the end of my post here where I put all my illnesses and stuff. You can do all that from the control panel if you want to. Just let everyone see you're here!!
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