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Old 12-31-2012, 11:49 AM
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Jm, I assume you've seen this website:

Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery

Perhaps because of the legal and PR nightmares, they may have changed names, dropped names, re-organized, whatever -- but it's the same cast of characters (Ritter-Lang, their US salesguy, etc.). Again, pls read all the posts in the FAQ I offered on Stenum.

As patients, we have to be as precise as surgeons when asking questions.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:59 PM
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Harrison,

I was told Malte parted company with Stenum late last year or very early in 2012. The hospital has changed hands and is under new ownership. The relationship between Peterson and old/ new ownership is not clear but I'd assume the change had something to do with his leaving.

With Ritter-Lang and Clavel in a sort of a partnership, the care at Stenum now offers both Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical skills. I think this was a result of the new owners. I hope they continue to produce good results to overshadow the (undeserved) bad press they were tagged with earlier last decade.

I hope all have had a Merry Christmas and are looking forward to a hopeful and painfree new year.

Bob
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:25 PM
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thanks for deleting my post Harrison... enjoy your fiefdom. i think most people benefit from a variety of opinions.

there is no one answer..
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:32 PM
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Bob, thanks for your post and clarification. I apologize if I was impolite.

LUD, I canceled your post because someone else (1 of 3 people who complained about your posts in the past, some are easily found) called my attention to this post (that was deleted) and another recent one (that was not). I do agree with you about no right answer -- but Stenum and its original doctors have left such a trail of carnage here and elsewhere it's the ONLY clinic in this world that enjoys my rabid attention.

I have nothing to hide, I was trying to be polite and not air dirty laundry. At least one patient learned something new in this post, I see that as a good thing. We all need to know the good, bad and the ugly with the complexities of surgery and we've always discussed these openly since 2004.

I am now returning to my fiefdom to do the dishes, pet the cat and relax with the wife. Maybe not in that order...
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Harrison while I appreciate your views n sternum - and in fact agree with them - I think this site lost an important voice since LUD stopped posting. Perhaps you could write her and explain? Also maybe there could be a warning before a deletion or a flag or something, I don't know I just think this was an unfortunate situation...
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Old 11-05-2020, 09:32 PM
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Folks, sorry for the continued problems with certain German surgeons. The German patient advocates, and a small number of poor outcomes has literally cost me hundreds of hours, and THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS from my own pocket. Read up on how the Stenum sales guys spoofed my site years ago. They high-jacked this site; I had to hire a lawyer to stop them!

Sorry, done with this topic. Been hosting this site since 2004 and it's been nothing but headaches, time and money.

Mercy, pls start another topic in the post-op forum if you have not already. Pls add a signature too. Hope we can support you, now that we have more information on certain M6 failures.
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