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Is it possible to get some instability in facet joints after a foraminotomy or a laminotomy?
Mark F.
by Doctor Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD of Atlantic Spine Center

Yes. I believe so, it depends on how much of the bone was cut, how much was removed from the spine. Because both foraminotomy and laminotomy involve resection of part of a spine. If the resection is beyond the limit, like 50% of normal joints, instability will happen.

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