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What tests are needed prior to laminoplasty?

Several tests will be required before laminoplasty in order to help the doctor understand if this intervention is necessary and how it should be performed.

The surgeon will need to examine your spine to see if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

Prior to laminoplasty, your doctor might order CT scans, MRI or X-rays to have a more precise understanding of where the compression is located.

These exams will also help your doctor understand how severe your condition is and what amount of compression or pressure you are dealing with.

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