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ProDisc Problems

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
:? I'm wondering how many people that have had ProDisc implanted have had problems? Myself, had multiple level lumbar surgery with proDisc 4/4, and it had to be removed 4/27. It had shattered my bone and was pressing on nerves.

Anyone know of any one else that has had problems?


  • Prodisc is one of the most proven discs out there. I researched all the discs and ADR in general for a year before choosing a surgeon and prodisc. I have never come across a prodisc device failure in reading hundreds of posts. But I have read a few stories about failed ADR surguries with all the discs. Failed ADR is usually a result of a bad placement job or a surgeon who failed to recognize that the patient was never a good ADR candidate in the first place, bone density or facet joint arthritis, too much loss of disc height are just a few examples of those who should not be ADR candidates. That being said, I was just informed that one of my 3 discs is subsiding and I have been advised I need a re op with a fusion at that level. So, yes, I am having to have a revision due to what shows on the X rays. Though, I am in no pain at the moment.
  • I had my adr 1-20-08 age 35 at L3L4 i am numb around my bikini line ihave not yet been approved for phy therapy and have back pain every night.It is not as bad as before and my leg pain in almost completely gone but my back pain continues to wake me up every night. Not sure if it was a success maybe with PT if will be.
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