Tag: Adjacent Segment Disease:

Lumbar Fusion Adjacent Level Disease

In the July 2004 Edition of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery,  Dr. Ghiselli et al performed a retrospective review on patients that had undergone lumbar fusions by primarily by the Late Dr. Edgar Dawson,  distinguished professor and spine surgeon affliated with UCLA.  The goal was to establish the rate of developing symptomatic adjacent […]

Repeat Surgery After Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Traditionally,  spinal surgery  had a bad reputation.  But,  epidemiological studies have demonstrated efficacy of certain procedures.  Recent analysis of the SPORT data indicates that for a matched population of patients with symptomatic disk herniations  there are better long term outcomes for the surgical patient. Still,  there is the constant fear of spinal surgery leading to additional […]