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Forum: The Cutting Edge 07-21-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By phillyjoe
research TOPS by Premia Spine. It is some sort of...

research TOPS by Premia Spine. It is some sort of facet replacement system. I think it was originally being done by the German surgeons but is now also done in the US
Forum: Insurance Hell 07-02-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,151
Posted By phillyjoe
P 22 seems to say the opposite. it was removed...

P 22 seems to say the opposite. it was removed from the policy
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-09-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,810
Posted By phillyjoe
I just do side to side turns, chin to chest , and...

I just do side to side turns, chin to chest , and up and down neck movements. Sometimes elastic band chest pulls -and 50 push ups every other day-nothing special. Yes, I do plan to get the HO at C6-7...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-07-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,810
Posted By phillyjoe
Vitamin C is also said to assist in soft tissue...

Vitamin C is also said to assist in soft tissue healing. I am curious....is this surgery covered under your health insurance in Spain? assuming you have health insurance. I think I paid around 42K...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-05-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,810
Posted By phillyjoe
I took NSAID for 6 weeks or more due to the head...

I took NSAID for 6 weeks or more due to the head accident I had just 2 weeks after my 3 level surgery. It didn't seem to make much difference for formation of HO at my at C6-7. But no HO so far at...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-04-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,810
Posted By phillyjoe
This is great news. Can't wait to hear about your...

This is great news. Can't wait to hear about your good progress and discussions with Dr Clavel and Olga. My guess is if you have a soft collar, then you got adr but that is just a guess. Move slowly!
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-25-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,810
Posted By phillyjoe
Jim is right. If Laia is still with Dr Clavel,...

Jim is right. If Laia is still with Dr Clavel, she is very good and knows how to teach you. If you can buy private time with her , that would be wonderful for you. The anterior and often posterior...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-24-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,810
Posted By phillyjoe
Not sure where the osteophytes are located, can...

Not sure where the osteophytes are located, can Dr Clavel do some kind of anterior microforminotomy (assuming that is where the osteophytes are there) without disturbing the fusion? PT -intensely,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-23-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,810
Posted By phillyjoe
I'm sorry that I haven't followed your whole...

I'm sorry that I haven't followed your whole thread. Have you made sure that whatever is causing the (neck/arm) pain from the fusion can be fixed with ADR/revision? Or are you suffering a fusion that...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-22-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,810
Posted By phillyjoe
And attached here is a recent article. (If my...

And attached here is a recent article. (If my meager tech skills did not fail) . Good luck in your decision. Only you can decide what is best for you, given the available info at this time. The...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-22-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,810
Posted By phillyjoe
Yes, you are driving yourself crazy, as we all...

Yes, you are driving yourself crazy, as we all have done in making the same choice.
Maybe this helps you? It came out a few days ago.
Spinal Tech

2-level data out on NuVasive's artificial...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-19-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,072
Posted By phillyjoe
Hello Cheryl How are you doing now? How are al...

Hello Cheryl
How are you doing now? How are al the other levels?
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-19-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,810
Posted By phillyjoe
So you are asking a very important question, but...

So you are asking a very important question, but it might be the wrong question. Maybe you should be asking yourself "what is the right disc for me"? You will see many, many failures and...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-13-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,810
Posted By phillyjoe
I tore my extensor tendon 75% off the elbow bone....

I tore my extensor tendon 75% off the elbow bone. PT took away the pain but did not restore strength. Did one round of PRP, very painful for a week. Pain resolved, but strength did not come back. As...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-11-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,810
Posted By phillyjoe
Well, I can't speak to Dr Clavel's advice, but...

Well, I can't speak to Dr Clavel's advice, but you do want a secure implant. You don't want it to move. You can appreciate his honesty.
Unfortunately, I don't know much about the design change,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-07-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,810
Posted By phillyjoe
So let’s see, maybe I can give some helpful...

So let’s see, maybe I can give some helpful opinion on your questions-maybe not.

As you can see from my signature, I had 3 level M6 with Dr Clavel almost 6 years ago. I think he is a great...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-24-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,808
Posted By phillyjoe
By the way Dr Blumenthal at TBI told me (or his...

By the way Dr Blumenthal at TBI told me (or his assistant told me) that he won't do a tele med visit for Medicare patients. So I'd have to fly across the country and bring with me MRI's that are not...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-22-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,808
Posted By phillyjoe
Dr. Andres Schmitz, Clinic Bel Etage in...

Dr. Andres Schmitz, Clinic Bel Etage in Dusseldorf used by Cheryl. I can't believe that Medicare Advantage won't pay for fusion when needed. Certainly regular Medicare will pay. Unfortunately, I know...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-21-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,808
Posted By phillyjoe
Saving money is important, no doubt, esp if you...

Saving money is important, no doubt, esp if you don't have much of it. But cheaper isn't always better. Likewise, PT on site immediately after surgery might be useful. I don't know because my...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-16-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,808
Posted By phillyjoe
Sorry, are you saying that both levels will be...

Sorry, are you saying that both levels will be fused via TILF? Or just L4-5, with ADR at L5S1? I don't see the advantage of fusion in Germany if ADR is not involved. Also, consider that if you need...
Forum: International Assistance 11-18-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 22,557
Posted By phillyjoe
I personally met this Doc B when he was in the US...

I personally met this Doc B when he was in the US to explain the M6L. I agree there was a bit of a sell. I ended up pursuing the cervical first, via 3 level M6C with Dr Clavel. At least in my...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-29-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,947
Posted By phillyjoe
I will add my two cents for whatever it is worth....

I will add my two cents for whatever it is worth. It looks like Dr Meyer is a well regarded nuero in Munich who teaches at the Uni Med Ctr. Many, if not most, of the European docs we see on this...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-12-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,947
Posted By phillyjoe
Hope you continue to recover well. Aside from the...

Hope you continue to recover well. Aside from the plumbing patch, any other issues with removal of the M6? Did you get ESP or Prodisc on the revision?
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-01-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,550
Posted By phillyjoe
Sorry, Yue has moved on to Midstate

Sorry, Yue has moved on to Midstate
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-30-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,550
Posted By phillyjoe
James Yue at Yale New Haven

James Yue at Yale New Haven
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