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Why is the Wilson Radiolucent Frame Necessary?
Frames are necessary in that they are used to stabilize surgical tables. The stabilization allows procedures to be safer, and to do more specialized procedures like a laminectomy or a microdisectomy. The stabilization of this table is necessary for the surgeons to have a safe environment for operate. Any mishaps in equipment can prevent the patient from recovering in a timely manner. Safe incisions and surgeries are far more successful than ones that may not be as closely monitored. When a surgery is not closely monitored, there is an increased risk of a sepsis infection. Sepsis is when the body poorly reacts to an infection and releases chemicals into the blood that threatens the structure and systems of organs. By having a radiolucent frame, surgeries can be practiced in a safe environment.
What is a Laminectomy?
A laminectomy is when a surgeon removed part of the lamnia. The lamnia is the part of the spinal column that encloses the spine in a bone like material. A laminectomy excises part of the spinal canal. A laminectomy is commonly used to relieve pain from spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis happens when the spinal canal becomes too slim and touches the nerves of the spinal cord. The lamnia is widened to reduce pressure from the spinal column. The Wilson frame is also used in microdisectomy procedures.
What is a Microdisectomy Procedure?
A microdisectomy procedure is performed on patients who suffer from herniated lumbar disks. A herniated lumbar disc is when the soft center protrudes through the outer wall and the gel is being squeezed through the opening. If this disc comes in contact with a spinal nerve, the patient will feel severe pain. Symptoms of this include back pain, a numb feeling, or leg pain. This can happen in either of the two lumbar discs which are located below the waist. sometimes, pain becomes so bad that surgery is a necessity. The surgeon will work to remove parts of the disc so that the spinal nerve does not have as much pressure on it. Over 80% of people will feel better after having a microdisectomy.