Disc replacement surgery

Caring for the warriors: How medics contribute to mission accomplishment.
Post Reply
Rangerguru
Ranger
Posts: 3046
Joined: November 30th, 2006, 12:32 pm
Location: Not CONUS

Disc replacement surgery

Post by Rangerguru »

My back doctor told me that I would be a prime candidate for this procedure a couple of years ago, but he wanted to wait until it had been tried out on more people to see what the results would be. After reading this, I might go get it done, the other alternatives are fusing, or lots of drugs, which I refuse to take.

LINK
Ranger Class 3/96
25th ID 93-96
10th Motown 96-99
C Co. 4th RTB 99-04
Gubment Contractor OCONUS 07-present


Gun Safety Tip #6. When unholstering your weapon it's customary to say "Excuse me while I whip this out "

DixieRat
Ranger
Posts: 391
Joined: October 6th, 2004, 7:18 am
Location: Somewhere between horny and senile

Post by DixieRat »

Interesting article. My wife has degenerative disks in her neck which cause her to have extreme neck pain on ocaision. Fusion has been offered to her as a solution, which she has refused. I'd be more interested
in a solution like this if they were using artificial disks material or disks grown from her own tissue.

Thanks for the link.
B/1/319th PFA, 82nd Abn Div 6/72-2/75
C/2/75 3/75-4/76
1/84th FA, 9th ID 5/76-8/77
TUSLOG Det 67 9/77-10/78

Tabless Bitch

Rangerguru
Ranger
Posts: 3046
Joined: November 30th, 2006, 12:32 pm
Location: Not CONUS

Post by Rangerguru »

it says discs from human donors, so I'm assuming dead guys.
Ranger Class 3/96
25th ID 93-96
10th Motown 96-99
C Co. 4th RTB 99-04
Gubment Contractor OCONUS 07-present


Gun Safety Tip #6. When unholstering your weapon it's customary to say "Excuse me while I whip this out "

289sotherhalf
Supreme Goddess of Drive On/Moderator
Posts: 6918
Joined: April 6th, 2005, 12:39 pm
Location: "I have come, and now I am here!" 23/21.5
Contact:

Post by 289sotherhalf »

That's a pretty interesting article, Ranger Rangerguru. I wonder when there is going to be some more research done on it, it might benefit alot of people.

Hopefully the tissue will be handled properly, too. I know cadaver tissue is used in hundreds of thousands of procedures every year, but fiascos like that mess with BTS-- http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=1902764&page=1 , can make you think twice about having some procedures.
~Ranger Wife~

"Love your enemies...it pisses them off!"

"Be careful whose toes you step on today because they might be connected to the foot that kicks your ass tomorrow."

"Behind every damsel is a fire breathing dragon."

Post Reply

Return to “Medical Issues”