Summary If you have a condition in your spinal column that puts pressure on your spinal cord or spinal nerves, your doctor may recommend a laminoplasty. Laminoplasty is performed on the vertebrae in the cervical and thoracolumbar spine.
Cervical laminoplasty involves an approach to the spine coming from the back of the neck. The surgeon strips the muscle off the spinal bones. A part of the bone called the spinous process may be removed. A partial thickness cut may be made through the lamina on one side of the spinal canal. A full thickness cut may be made on the other side. The spinal lamina is then carefully lifted off of the spinal cord, decompressing it. The lamina is prevented from closing back down by a bone spacer which is carefully placed. A tiny titanium plate and screws then fix the lamina to the bone spacer and the facet joint. The bones may then fuse back together.
Goal of Laminoplasty surgery is to relieve the narrowing of spinal canal.
Laminoplasty procedure immediately relieves pressure by creating more space for the spinal cord and nerve roots. The main aim of performing Laminoplasty procedure is to prevent further worsening of the neurologic function.
Technique - Open-Door Type - Double-Door/French Type