Friday, October 6, 2017

Mets: Another Day, Another Surgery For David Wright

From the NY POST

"The Mets captain underwent laminotomy surgery Thursday to decompress his lower back, the team announced. The surgery alone is not likely career ending, but Wright faces other significant issues."- Read more here.

From- North American Spine
A laminotomy and laminectomy are minimally invasive procedures performed to relieve excessive pressure on the spinal cord or its associated nerve roots caused by degenerative discs, herniated discs, bulging discs, and spinal stenosis. Both procedures involve the lamina, a layer of bone protecting the spinal canal. A laminotomy refers to partial removal of the bone, while a refers to a total removal of the bone.

 Benefits of Laminectomy/Laminotomy

  • Relief: By relieving pressure on the nerve, pain and numbness are significantly relieved after surgery, with continual gradual relief over time
  • Outpatient: Usually performed as an outpatient procedure, allowing for faster recovery than traditional surgery and lower cost to the patient
Supposedly it helps more then hinders but I really don't know how many diff type of surgeries David Wright is going to keep going through. Where/When does it end?

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