U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Oak Harbor, WA
A 30-year-old male asked:

I heard fusion is the best way to fix severe disc desiccation on l5-s1. all other nonsurgical procedure didn't work the past 4 yrs.time for surgery?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Replacement possible: Fusion is gold standard but disc replacement is done as well at this level. Goggle active xl and prodisc for lumbar disc replacement to learn more. This is done in limited centers in us. Dr jochen feil md in hiddleburg germany is an e pert in this procedure.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Mar 23, 2013

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.