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Is spine fusing a better option than disc replacement?

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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It depends on the age of the patient, how many levels are involved, if instability is present, and how much degeneration is present in the spine.
It would be best to have a spine surgeon fully evaluate you with imaging studies and a physical exam. There are people that would not qualify for disc replacements and a fusion would be a better option.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the age of the patient, how many levels are involved, if instability is present, and how much degeneration is present in the spine.
It would be best to have a spine surgeon fully evaluate you with imaging studies and a physical exam. There are people that would not qualify for disc replacements and a fusion would be a better option.
Dr. Greg Khounganian
Dr. Greg Khounganian
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Varies

The results for disc replacement and a spine fusion are equivalent when the appropriate indications and guidelines are respected and followed and when done by qualified orthopedic spne surgeons or neurosurgeons.

In brief: Varies

The results for disc replacement and a spine fusion are equivalent when the appropriate indications and guidelines are respected and followed and when done by qualified orthopedic spne surgeons or neurosurgeons.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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