Dr. Ali Al-Bayati

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The patient came to the clinic 12-April-2006 complaining of LBP for 3 years with bilateral sciatica  with inability to stand more than 2 minutes. MRI done 10-April-2006  showing LCS L4-5 with central bulge.  The patient can walk 1 Km but cannot stand. Limping for several months. The patient was treated for osteoarthritis right hip several months ago.

On examination, the patient had weak dorsiflexion both feet and planterflexion left foot. The patient is pharmacology specialist with Ph. D. degree, and all pain-killers he used were without effect.

The patient underwent decompressive partial laminectomy L4 and L5 to eliminate all the compressive elements. Foraminotomy both L5 roots was performed. Inspection of the disc surface from both sides was not convincing for removal, for what it was not violated.

Routine closure and smooth postoperative recovery. The power both feet normalized immediately in the recovery room.

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