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Forum: New Member Introductions 09-23-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
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, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
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, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
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, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
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, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
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, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
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, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
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, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,830
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, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,830
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, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,830
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, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
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, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
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, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
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, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
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, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
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, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
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.
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-20-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By JackBauer
I think you will have trouble finding doctors...

I think you will have trouble finding doctors that are interested in dealing with LOP's.
I'd instead consider physicians who are cheaper than Dr. B.
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-15-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By JackBauer
Signature is current while his original post was...

Signature is current while his original post was from April... I don't believe there's (necessarily) a conflict.
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-13-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By JackBauer
Because I do have neck concerns as well -...

Because I do have neck concerns as well - occasional pain (not constant / frequent like lumbar)... But the imaging looks pretty bad and it won't get better.


Unfortunately I'm currently "hung...
Forum: Manufacturer Product Information 08-10-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,988
Posted By JackBauer
I find it interesting that the studies on the...

I find it interesting that the studies on the LP-ESP state that it passes a number of biocompatibility tests.


But it also mentions that after 10 million cycles in a saline solution...


...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-10-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By JackBauer
I'll admit - that assuming I do get surgery... I...

I'll admit - that assuming I do get surgery... I won't be doing any heavy lifting... While there are apparently no failures of the ESP disc out there, and has been tested in the lab to 40 million...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-10-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By JackBauer
Personally I wouldn't go anywhere near a ProDisc...

Personally I wouldn't go anywhere near a ProDisc - well, considering the ESP exists. (cobalt, lack of cushioning, wear debris, etc...)



There's a reason why more and more physicians seem to be...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-06-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By JackBauer
After you speak with Dr. Desai, your mind will be...

After you speak with Dr. Desai, your mind will be very much at ease as far as making a decision.


I'm only struggling as I'm not in pain 24/7. Just discomfort at times - and some QOL...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-29-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By JackBauer
I personally would not feel comfortable with...

I personally would not feel comfortable with either the M6-L or the M6-C... Due to reported failures.


I'm considering both the LP-ESP and the CP-ESP. Neither have been on the market as long as...
Forum: The Big File 07-13-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By JackBauer
Do you have a local spine pain management...

Do you have a local spine pain management physician? My local guy is GREAT. He did all the imaging I asked for.

You'll need someone to work with for the long-term anyway... As after you get the...
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