I went to my ortho surgeon this week and he told me that he is going to forward my file to a few different neurosurgeons to see if I am a candidate for ADR.Just wanted to see if there are other members who have had the option of ADR or fusion (don't even know if I am a candidate but want to consider the option if I am)Was wondering about the pros/cons of the two surgeries when and if I need to make that decision. I originally thought that I needed a two level fusion L5/s1 totally done with l4/l5 getting bad. Now my surgeon only seems to be concerned about l5/s1. Where I live, he said that they only do ADR if you are a prime candidate with only one level needed. The thing that scares me is if there is a problem with the adr and the disc needs to be removed this is very dangerous ( just what I have read on forum) If there is a problem, can I have a fusion done and leave the adr in?
Any experience and info would be great.
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>:D< >:-D< : Karen
L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
adr L5-S1 Feb 2012