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Old 10-18-2009, 11:50 PM
Crystal33 Crystal33 is offline
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my understanding of a microdiscectomy is that often a small square hole is cut through the anular layers to enable removal of some nucleus material with a view to reducing chances of future reherniation. But i have read that this hole probably wont ever heal up so there is a direct channel between nucleus and spinal canal and this will result in accelerated disc degeneration.
Is this a correct understanding?
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