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surgical decompression


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The reduction of pressure on an organ or body part by using a surgical procedure. For example, an abnormal pressure on a nerve root by a prolapsed intervertebral disc (commonly called a ‘slipped disc’) may be released by excising the offending disc fragment.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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