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Old 12-09-2014, 06:13 AM
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Default Artifical Disc BELOW long Scoliosis fusion

Doctors:

We know artificial disc surgery can be successfully placed beneath long, stable Scoliosis fusions for treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease because it's been done in Europe.

What is happening with this in Australia? Are any surgical treatments OTHER then fusion to the sacrum being offered to patients with DDD beneath their fusions? There are many people who, like me, wish to avoid further fusion.

Also, have spacers such as the Peek or the X Stop been offered to these patients? What is the difference, in terms of the spine still being able to bend, between an ADR and a spacer?

Thank you.