I went for an opinion yesterday, and the surgeon reccomends doing a disc replacement of my L5/S1. This surgeon does both ADR and fusion. He thinks that I am a good cadidate for adr, and says that the recovery is better.
The thing that scares me the most is that I have moderate facet hypertrophy. The surgeon said that it is okay to do adr on mild and moderate, but not severe. I thought that adr's shouldn't be done if there are facet issues.
Looking for any experiences from anyone who has had adr or considered it. It would be the maverick disc.
>: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