Medical Definition of Rachitomy

1. A surgical procedure which is designed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerve root that is being caused by a slipped or herniated disk in the lumbar spine. This procedure is also used in the treatment of spinal stenosis. This procedure includes removal of a portion of the bone comprising a vertebra. Recovery is generally 7-10 days. An alternative to this is a micro-disc surgery. (27 Jun 1999)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rachitomy

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rachitic pelvis
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rachitic scoliosis
rachitides
rachitis
rachitis tarda
rachitism
rachitogenic
rachitome
rachitomes
rachitomy (current term)
racial
racial discrimination
racial extermination
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