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What are the surgical options for a ruptured disk in young healthy people?
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: That depends
Many people have ruptured or herniated disks.
Surgical intervention is based more on symptoms and failure of non-operative treatments. When clinical symptoms, physical findings, and test results all confirm disk disease, surgery is a good option. Cervical diskectomy and fusion is standard, lumbar disks can be removed with or without fusion. Disk replacement is also an option.

In brief: That depends
Many people have ruptured or herniated disks.
Surgical intervention is based more on symptoms and failure of non-operative treatments. When clinical symptoms, physical findings, and test results all confirm disk disease, surgery is a good option. Cervical diskectomy and fusion is standard, lumbar disks can be removed with or without fusion. Disk replacement is also an option.
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