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mLumbarMicroDiscectomy is a series of 3D animation and text movies with English voice-over, each with an image library from the movie, that introduces the viewer to the lumbar microdiscectomy surgical procedure using easy to understand 3D anatomically accurate animated movies.

mLumbarMicroDiscectomy is designed to be used by anyone seeking an introductory understanding of the lumbar microdiscectomy surgical procedure.

mLumbarMicroDiscectomy is part of the Lumbar Spine Library of patient education applications.

Receiving text descriptions or still image education about complicated three-dimensional surgery is inefficient and often ineffective. This is especially so for newcomers to human anatomy.

mLumbarMicroDiscectomy provides an accurate, easy to understand introduction to lumbar microdiscectomy surgery. Tap on the movie’s name to play the movie. Tap on the blue circle to see the still images. Tap on the movie screen to reveal the movie scroll and audio volume control bars. Examine some sample movies on our website at

mLumbarMicroDiscectomy has the following potential benefits:
• more detailed education (anatomically correct with 3D orientation views) without the disadvantages of real tissues (small images, restricted position orientation, unclear structure differentiation by color or texture, blood)
• improved treatment understanding, compliance, outcomes and satisfaction

The movies include
• Introduction – mentions an alternative name for a microdiscectomy.

• Disc Herniation – discusses the possible symptoms of a lumbar disc herniation.

• Cauda Equina Syndrome – discusses the indications for an urgent discectomy.

• Spontaneous Repair – discusses spontaneous resolution of a herniated disc’s symptoms.

• Nerve compression – discusses how a microdiscectomy is performed to remove pressure on the nerves, not to reduce back pain.

• Indications – discusses the indications (reasons) for performing a lumbar posterior microdiscectomy.

• Alternatives – discusses the alternative treatments to performing a lumbar posterior microdiscectomy.

• Goals – discusses the clinical goals when performing a lumbar posterior microdiscectomy.

• Surgical Technique – illustrates the surgical technique of a lumbar posterior microdiscectomy.

• No smoking – discusses the importance of ceasing smoking before the procedure.

• Expectations – discusses the reasonable clinical expectations following a lumbar posterior microdiscectomy.

• Rehabilitation – discusses the rehabilitation usually required following a lumbar posterior microdiscectomy.

• Physical Therapy – discusses the importance of lifelong back care.

• each movie includes an image library from the movie
• movies reside on device for instant access
• free upgrades
• English voice-over


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