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Microlumbar Discectomy

USC Orthopaedic Surgery / Treatments / Microlumbar Discectomy

Microlumbar discectomy (MLD) is the most common surgery performed to remove a portion of a herniated disc. Using a minimally invasive surgery, doctors make a small incision in the lower back to remove the herniated part of the disc and any bone fragments to alleviate compression of the spinal cord and nerves.

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