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her·ni·ate

 (hûr′nē-āt′)
intr.v. her·ni·at·ed, her·ni·at·ing, her·ni·ates
To protrude through an abnormal bodily opening.

her′ni·a′tion n.

herniate

(ˈhɜːnɪˌeɪt)
vb (intr)
(Pathology) pathol to protrude as a hernia

her•ni•ate

(ˈhɜr niˌeɪt)

v.i. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to protrude abnormally so as to constitute a hernia.
[1875–80]
her`ni•a′tion, n.
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Long-term follow-up of standard microdiscectomy versus minimal access surgery for lumbar disc herniations.
Most lumbar disc herniations manifest themselves through small / medium pain intensity and low grade of disability, and the severe ones affect only the minority.
3,7) Lateral and posterior lung herniations are rarely problematic due to the greater support provided by side and back muscles.
Disc herniations, bony hypertrophy, and ligamentous changes can compromise the spinal canal and cause stenosis in predictable locations (Figure 5).
5%) of the herniations operated were extrusions, 30.
Hybrid surgery combining cervical disc arthroplasty and interbody fusion has been widely used for the treatment of multilevel cervical disc herniations in recent years.
Therefore, most disc herniations affect only the posterior side of the intervertebral disc structure, causing spinal cord or nerve root compression.
Judkins was prescribed pain medication and instructed to follow up with an orthopedist, who ultimately diagnosed three disc herniations.
Ninety-five percent of all disc herniations involve the L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels, with the L5-S1 being the most commonly affected.
Other less common herniations include transverse colon, small intestine, and spleen.
Conservative management, including bed rest, oral anti-inflammatory and analgesics, spinal anesthetic blocks, and/or physical therapy, is recommended for treatment of lumbar disc herniations [6].
1) Rarely in adults, lumbar disc herniations are associated with posterior ring apophyseal fractures (PRAF).