Nice range of motion following ‘hybrid’ (artificial disc + cage) anterior lumbar spinal reconstruction
This athletic man who also actively runs a large business enterprise had problems maintaining his quality of life from chronic progressive lumbar pain and sciatic symptoms. His two lowermost discs were quite degenerative as seen in the MRI image below (region of red dashed oval).
We talked about his options and expectations. I put in an artificial disc at L4/5 and a cage at L5/S1, as part of a ‘hybrid’ (combination prosthetics) construct.
At around 6 months follow-up (below), he showed me his excellent range of motion, and he was much improved. Now asking to return to skiing/snow-boarding activities! I advised him to wait the full year before doing so.< Back to blog