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Disk replacement (Germany VS USA)

wally2wwally2 Posts: 75
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
OK, why is it that in Germany they have been doing successful lumbar disk replacement (even multi-levels), since the 80's and in the USA surgeons still frown about even doing a one level?

One would think after twenty years of research overseas, this surgery would be pretty much perfected in the USA for the zillions of patients with back disk issues.

Are the surgery's in Germany and elsewhere overseas really that successful?, or have they the same failure rates?



  • I don't have any proof to back this up but from what I have heard Germany is far more advanced than the US with surgical technology.

    If I can find the info to show you this I will post it here for you. I don't know if this really answers your question but I thought I'd throw that in the mix.

    Good Luck,
  • There are failure and success rates every where even in Europe. Is your question about the adr failing because of wrong placement or it just didn't work for the individuals circumstance or body?

    There is more red tape here in the US. More laws and regulations.

    Check out this web site adrsupport. It has great research on the different trials that are going on in the US. Part of the forum is on surgery outcomes of people who have gone abroad to get adrs and others who have gotten adrs here in the US. Some of them are doing great others not so good.

    The major reason some went abroad is becasue their insurance didn't pay for adrs and it was cheaper to go overseas. Some have even gone to Asia.

    Research, research, research. That is all I can advice.
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