Acute care: Spine Surgeries

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Acute care: Spine Surgeries


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Laminectomy and discectomy are both types of ______________surgery. 
  • 2. 
    In laminectomy, the ___________ is removed to relieve nerve impingement.
  • 3. 
    A major indication for back surgery is ______.
  • 4. 
    Bone grafts used in lumbar fusion are generally harvested from the ____________.
  • 5. 
    Lumbar fusion, pictured here, stops motion and decreases pain by fusing _________ spinal segments.
  • 6. 
    _____________ is a serious potential complication of spine surgery, causing changes in bowel/bladder function.
  • 7. 
    ___________________________ are procedures involving injection of cement into the vertebral space or vertebral body after a compression fracture. (Include "and" in your answer)
  • 8. 
    After an anterior cervical fusion, a patient may have difficulty ___________ .
  • 9. 
    A dural tear may result in leakage of ____________.
  • 10. 
    A patient who has undergone anterior cervical fusion should avoid _________ of the neck.