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Possible to have 4 cervical vertebrae fused?



  • Bruce EitmanBruce Eitman Akron, OH, USAPosts: 1,509

    The second surgery would probably be through the same first scar, so only one scar.  My surgeon lined mine up with an existing wrinkle.


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  • Yes, he wants to replace both discs. He mentioned my age as well, and said that he really thinks artificial disc replacement is my best option. He said we're going to have to probably fight with my insurance company a little on it, but he thinks I'm a perfect candidate for it and will fight my insurance company and explain to them why this is the best option for me.

    Bruce Eitman, he said it would all be done during one surgery, and I would have two incisions, one at each level that he's replacing.
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