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A 42-year-old female asked:

How is a cervical adr (c5-6 & c6-7) converted to a posterior approach fusion from c3-4 to c6-7? recent mri shows severe spinal stenosis.

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Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
Can be done: Can leave the adrs alone, and do posterior laminectomy and fusion, which can be done minimally invasive.
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A 42-year-old female asked:

I have 2 artificial discs at c5-6, c6-7.Recent MRI shows spinal stenosis, can a posterior approach fusion be done c3-4-c6-7? If so, how is it done?

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Dr. Mary Zozulin
36 years experience
Yes: With discs in upper and lower cervical spine ruptured and previous discrctomies most conservative surgeons would recommend. A total fusion of the cervical spine, this surgery would limit your neck motion greatly and be debilitating to some.. Getting opinions from several surgeons, try physical therapy and no surgical therapies first and then approach surgery as last resort by surgeon with best, .
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Last updated Oct 22, 2020


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