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What patients can undergo artificial disc replacement surgery?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Need specialist

There are several locations and surgeons who perform many disk replacements and can answer your questions about who can get a disk replacement.
Fda regulations specify age 18-59. There cannot be much instability in the segment being considered for disk replacement. Make sure you investigate the place where you're considering having it done- preferably a place that participated in the studies.

In brief: Need specialist

There are several locations and surgeons who perform many disk replacements and can answer your questions about who can get a disk replacement.
Fda regulations specify age 18-59. There cannot be much instability in the segment being considered for disk replacement. Make sure you investigate the place where you're considering having it done- preferably a place that participated in the studies.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ones indicated for a

The same ones who would otherwise be treated with a fusion usually at one level but with no infection, no instabilty, no osteoporosis, no facet arthritis, no deformity and no significant disc space collapse.

In brief: Ones indicated for a

The same ones who would otherwise be treated with a fusion usually at one level but with no infection, no instabilty, no osteoporosis, no facet arthritis, no deformity and no significant disc space collapse.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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