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Forum: New Member Introductions 09-04-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By JackBauer
1) Without posted imaging, even though we are not...

1) Without posted imaging, even though we are not doctors and you should not take our opinions as medical advice... It is difficult to share insight without such imaging to see things like remaining...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-12-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By JackBauer
Upright MRI is highly valuable... Diagnosed four...

Upright MRI is highly valuable... Diagnosed four different protrusions in my thoracic spine (minor but don't feel so minor)...
Forum: Manufacturer Product Information 07-14-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 23,380
Posted By JackBauer
I'm paranoid. I consider everything :) ...

I'm paranoid.

I consider everything :)

It's actually a curse.

Bionate 80A is in a family of polymers that has been used in medical applications for close to 20 years. If this gets me 20...
Forum: Manufacturer Product Information 06-20-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 23,380
Posted By JackBauer
I'm MUCH more confident in the LP-ESP vs the...

I'm MUCH more confident in the LP-ESP vs the CP-ESP.

I'm reasonably astute, not a medical doctor or a prosthetic engineer... But I don't see any other device as being nearly as well designed. ...
Forum: Manufacturer Product Information 06-17-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 23,380
Posted By JackBauer
Thank you! That is one of the few gifts I...

Thank you! That is one of the few gifts I have... I'm very analytical.

I don't want to influence you either way... I will only say that I was in a similar spot, and although I'm older... I...
Forum: Manufacturer Product Information 06-17-2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 23,380
Posted By JackBauer
Sure: Lesser of all evils - other discs...

Sure:


Lesser of all evils - other discs have plastics, or just as bad maybe - nickel.
I take supplements already that should substantially improve my immune system
Won't live forever - a...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-29-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By JackBauer
Amazing that you saw a spine doctor who actually...

Amazing that you saw a spine doctor who actually recommended going to Germany.

That gives me hope that there are at least SOME progressive doctors in our healthcare system.
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-28-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,868
Posted By JackBauer
A fair point Harrison... I should really...

A fair point Harrison...

I should really just be saying that there are a number of indications suggesting that six degrees of movement are superior to those with less degrees. I won't search for...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-23-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,868
Posted By JackBauer
Hey Emily. Sorry you are going through this....

Hey Emily.

Sorry you are going through this.

My journey started 7 years ago (approximately) with some lumbar herniations / bulging. It got somewhat better, but returned and even though the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-23-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,891
Posted By JackBauer
The FB ADR support group is pretty active... ...

The FB ADR support group is pretty active...
Here there are some regulars that are pretty active, but it's tough to compete with Facebook.
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-22-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,891
Posted By JackBauer
I'm sorry to hear of your problems. You may...

I'm sorry to hear of your problems.

You may want to get a lumbar MRI as well - in that if you should go overseas, well it might be good to have a holistic assessment of your spine.

When getting...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-14-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,166
Posted By JackBauer
There are a number of manufacturers out there as...

There are a number of manufacturers out there as you know. Pros and cons to each. To me, the least cons are with the ESP.

That said, while it offers six degrees of freedom which I think only the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-13-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,166
Posted By JackBauer
My advice - as someone who is a very anxious...

My advice - as someone who is a very anxious traveler...

You should seriously consider the true experts in Europe who have been doing ADR's (with more advanced prosthetics) for decades...

Do...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-13-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,315
Posted By JackBauer
I was light on details because it was late. ...

I was light on details because it was late.

My point was that funcrew had similar thinking of physician and disc. Did more assessment and completely changed his plan. That thread is a good place...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-12-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,315
Posted By JackBauer
Take a look at: ...

Take a look at:
https://www.adrsupport.org/forums/showthread.php?t=14009
And then continue your research from there...
Forum: International Assistance 09-04-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,893
Posted By JackBauer
I found him here... Comments from Layne, Iris,...

I found him here... Comments from Layne, Iris, nsaiko (spelling that wrong)...


Anxious to hear how funcrew is doing... today was the big day.
Forum: International Assistance 09-03-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,904
Posted By JackBauer
Wow there's papers on just about everything. ...

Wow there's papers on just about everything.


I guess I'm going to need to be extra careful when lifting anything of any real weight going forward.
Forum: International Assistance 09-03-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,904
Posted By JackBauer
Let's say the average mass about L5-S1 is about...

Let's say the average mass about L5-S1 is about 120 lbs.


I absolutely do agree that walking will put more than 120 lbs of force on your spine. Just not that every step generates a force of 300...
Forum: International Assistance 09-03-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,904
Posted By JackBauer
Compare the "Literature summary of biomechanical...

Compare the "Literature summary of biomechanical simulations for wear" table at:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4705139/

I'm concerned about the PCU aging and plastic...
Forum: International Assistance 09-02-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,893
Posted By JackBauer
I finally scheduled my surgeries with Dr. Desai...

I finally scheduled my surgeries with Dr. Desai (2x cervical, 2x lumbar) in October.

He's has like 10+ years I think doing ADR surgeries, using a number of them during that time (Maverick,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-23-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,915
Posted By JackBauer
1) Three degrees of freedom (versus 6 with...

1) Three degrees of freedom (versus 6 with LP-ESP)
2) Made of cobalt-chrome end plates instead of titanium
3) Keel design may help keep in place initially, but I would prefer not to have A-P slices...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-23-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,915
Posted By JackBauer
It's one of the few discs approved in the USA. ...

It's one of the few discs approved in the USA.


But in Europe, surgeons are moving to elastomer based discs for a reason. I tend to think no one is moving TO the ProDisc.



I'm sure it...
Forum: International Assistance 08-22-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,893
Posted By JackBauer
Wow that's right around the corner. I'm...

Wow that's right around the corner.


I'm still suffering from analysis paralysis. Almost there - at this point pretty much waiting to see when they can schedule successive surgeries (cervical...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-21-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,915
Posted By JackBauer
Understood - but my point was that the discs in...

Understood - but my point was that the discs in the USA are not the latest generation... It seems each disc has its pros and cons.

But personally I would not want a ProDisc... Because of the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-21-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,915
Posted By JackBauer
Just be careful with the disc you'd be getting...

Just be careful with the disc you'd be getting here in the USA.
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