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YOUSEF AL-SAADY 47 YEARS EXTRUDED DISC L5-S1 WITH RIGHT FORAMINAL
The patient came to the clinic 20-May-2012
complaining of severe sudden LBP with right
sciatica for 1 month
examination, the patient is not limping with
exaggerated scoliotic stance. SLRS was 70
degrees in the right
with pain. There is weak dorsiflexion right foot
-4/5 and planterflexion same foot 4/5 with
absent AJ right side.
patient was sent to MRI investigation, which was
done 21-May-2012 showing extruded disc L5-S1
with right foraminal occlusion. The patient was
advised to keep in conservative treatment and in
case of not improving to undergo surgery. The
patient came 02-July-2012 urging for surgery.
Right S1 foraminotomy with
reflection of the L5-S1 ligamentum flavum to the
left. The right S1 root was severely compressed.
The extruded disc was removed lateral to the
axilla. Right sided cleaning L5-S1 disc space.
The ligamentum flavum returned back to its
Routine closure of the wound. Smooth
postoperative recovery. The power of right foot became normal.
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The patient still has
an estimated postoperative recurrence about 7%,
because the disc space is still not shallow.
Notice: Not all operative activities
can be recorded due to lack of time.
Notice: Head injuries and very urgent surgeries are also
escaped from the plan .