I have been doing research since it seems in the future I will be needing a 2 level fusion at c5-6 and c6-7...I came across this info from a phone call from a doctor (Dr. xxxx) at this sight "Orthopedic & Laser spine surgery" he reviewed my MRI.
I was told that for the cervical area these surgeon's are using the artificial disc with wonderful success. No real down time (1 week w/no weight), no screws/pins, no hospital stay, better range of motion, no repeat sugeries and no spinal injuries to date. It was originated in Europe and has been FDA approved here 10 years ago. It sound great!!
I was wondering if any of you all have used this procedure or heard of it?
Can you tell me your thoughts good or bad? It really sounds to good to be true...
It is only used in the neck area...since the lower back bears more weight.
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