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Who is not a good candidate for artificial disc replacement surgery?
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Dr. Robert Masson
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Poor functional goal
Artificial disc replacement is a solution designed to improve range of motion, speed of recovery, physical capacity and ultimately to reduce the risk of adjacent level disc disease.
People who are not committed to good physical health and who do not have functional goals are probably less good candidates for artificial disc. Medically, osteoporosis and severe arthritis complicate tdr treatment

In brief: Poor functional goal
Artificial disc replacement is a solution designed to improve range of motion, speed of recovery, physical capacity and ultimately to reduce the risk of adjacent level disc disease.
People who are not committed to good physical health and who do not have functional goals are probably less good candidates for artificial disc. Medically, osteoporosis and severe arthritis complicate tdr treatment
Dr. Robert Masson
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Almost the same as a
Basically the same as a candidate for a cervical or lumbar fusion.
There are more specific indications and contraindications for this than with a fusion & it has not been demonstrated to be superior to a fusion in the published studies to date. There cannot be any significant disc or facet joint arthritis, any instability, infection, bone density loss, spine deformity as well as several more.

In brief: Almost the same as a
Basically the same as a candidate for a cervical or lumbar fusion.
There are more specific indications and contraindications for this than with a fusion & it has not been demonstrated to be superior to a fusion in the published studies to date. There cannot be any significant disc or facet joint arthritis, any instability, infection, bone density loss, spine deformity as well as several more.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: I will tell you
Infection, local inflammation, of the spine instability •morbid obesitypregnancy •mental illness or incompetency •suspected or documented metal allergy or intolerance •rapid joint disease, bone absorption, osteopenia or osteoporosis •a known hereditary or acquired bone friability or calcification problem •remaining general skeletal growth (pediatric) •severe osteomalacioma.
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Infection, local inflammation, of the spine instability •morbid obesitypregnancy •mental illness or incompetency •suspected or documented metal allergy or intolerance •rapid joint disease, bone absorption, osteopenia or osteoporosis •a known hereditary or acquired bone friability or calcification problem •remaining general skeletal growth (pediatric) •severe osteomalacioma.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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