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Dr. Samuel M. Puleo, M.D.

Orthopedist

Dr. Samuel Puleo is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Norristown, PA. Dr. Puleo specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the bodys musculoskeletal system. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Puleo tends to bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, nerves and tendons. Orthopaedic surgeons can specialize in certain areas like the hand, spine, hip, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow or the knee.
40 years Experience
Dr. Samuel M. Puleo, M.D.
  • Norristown, PA
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Accepting new patients

My mother has to have a laminectomy. What is that exactly?

A laminectomy is a back procedure in which a small portion of one of the back bones called the lamina is removed to gain access to remove disc material which has herniated and READ MORE
A laminectomy is a back procedure in which a small portion of one of the back bones called the lamina is removed to gain access to remove disc material which has herniated and presses on a nerve causing sciatica. Another type of laminectomy usually performed on older individuals is called a decompressive laminectomy in which most of the lamina is removed to relieve pressure on the nerve sac. If most of the lamina needs removal a spine fusion may also need to be done to compensate for the removed bone.