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  • n. Plural form of laminectomy.

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  • I have two steel hips and a spine that has suffered no less than six laminectomies from war injury.

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  • More than 333,000 of the simpler decompression operations - laminectomies and diskectomies that cut away part of a bone or disk to relieve nerve pressure

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  • More than 333,000 of the simpler decompression operations -- laminectomies and diskectomies that cut away part of a bone or disk to relieve nerve pressure

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  • More than 333,000 of the simpler decompression operations - laminectomies and diskectomies that cut away part of a bone or disk to relieve nerve pressure - were performed in 2007, the latest data compiled by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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  • Procedures such as total knee replacements and laminectomies can be done on an outpatient basis for some patients.

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  • In 2008 in the US, more than two million people age 65 and older were diagnosed with spinal stenosis and more than 145,000 laminectomies were performed as treatment options.

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  • Some laminectomies are carried out as emergencies, perhaps for a problem causing rapid paralysis of the legs or arms.

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