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mLumbarMicroDiscectomy is an information resource for the surgical procedure known as a lumbar posterior discectomy. It presents surgical visualizations, medical images and educational notes for anyone seeking an introductory understanding of the procedure.

• Alternative Name – alternative name for a lumbar microdiscectomy
• Disc Herniation - possible symptoms of a lumbar disc herniation
• Cauda Equina Syndrome - the reasons for performing an urgent discectomy
• Spontaneous Repair - spontaneous natural alleviation of a herniated disc’s symptoms
• Nerve Compression - how a microdiscectomy is performed to remove pressure on the nerves and not to reduce back pain
• Indications – the reasons for performing a lumbar microdiscectomy
• Alternatives – alternative treatments to performing a lumbar microdiscectomy
• Surgical Goals – clinical goals when performing a lumbar microdiscectomy
• Surgical Technique – illustrates the surgical procedure
• Medical Imaging - images of patients
• No Smoking – the importance of not smoking before the procedure
• Expectations – reasonable clinical expectations following a lumbar microdiscectomy
• Rehabilitation – what is usually required following a lumbar microdiscectomy
• Physical Therapy – importance of lifelong back care

• detailed education
• anatomically accurate
• improved understanding, commitment, outcomes and satisfaction

mLumbarMicroDiscectomy is part of the lumbar spine library of patient education applications. Anatomate-apps have a range of spine apps including the reference apps iSpineCare, iSpineOperations and iSpinePainManagement.