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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Charite^: Although I have not had a replacement disc, I have performed this operation utilizing the charite^ artificial disc. When the patients are properly sel ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Depends : Depends on the reason for fusion, the age of the patient , their medic issues . It really just depends on a lot of things. I would ask the bone doct ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Selection: The most important factor in most spinal surgeries is selection. That being said, in a perfect candidate for disc replacement with what would be desc ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually fusion is. .: ...Not done along with disk replacement. It sort of defeats the purpose of disk replacement, having a fusion. One is 2 relive pain yet retaining motio ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Hmm more details?: Repeat anterior approaches can be fatal one rule ilived by only one anterior lumbar approach in a life time good saftey guidline i can only think of t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends: Artificial disc replacement can be done for cervical and lumbar conditions. Revision surgery in the cervical spine to either add a fusion or convert ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fusion: Replacement these days often refers to an artificial disk. As you are using the term, the disk is removed and replaced with a spacer (bone, metal, pla ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fusion: Replacement these days often refers to an artificial disk. As you are using the term, the disk is removed and replaced with a spacer (bone, metal, pla ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
YES: One of the advantages of cervical disc replacement surgery is that it does not preclude an arthrodesis if the replacement fails or does not provide th ... Read More
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