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Archive: May 2022

    Preferred back brace for my lumbar reconstruction patients returning to snow sports or motorcycle use

    For patients of mine who, at one year (minimum) following anterior (+/- posterior) lumbar reconstruction, wish to return to snow sports or riding their motorcycles: Don’t forget my spinal health recommendations given to you in writing following your surgery under my care. They are key to minimising any adjacent segment deterioration; Wear a back brace […]

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    Artificial disc + cage anchor & fusion points for spinal biointegration: “Hybrid” prosthetic construct shown here

    My patients often ask about which parts of the prosthetics that I use during cervical and lumbar anterior reconstruction (i.e., my cages and artificial discs) are meant to “fuse” and which parts are “not meant to fuse“, and how are they “anchored in“? Image 1 below shows my preferred prosthetics: An ESP artificial disc on […]

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