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Old 08-26-2006, 04:46 AM
chasswen chasswen is offline
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does anyone know if the keel slot for the prodisc is a though slot meaning the entire lenght of the vertbrea, or is it a blind slot to prevent the disc from moving front to back?
looking at my x-ray it appears to be a blind slot.
chuck
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Old 08-27-2006, 09:55 AM
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Chuck,

I don't think they go all the way through. It is a precise measurement of where the notch is chiseled. That is one of the reasons I liked the ProDisc. It took away the doctors gestimations of where to put the plates.

It took 6 week for the bone pain to subside for me. Placing the keel is like breaking a bone and I sure know what bone pain feels like and that was what I felt after surgery. It has to be even greater with 2 levels.
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Old 08-27-2006, 11:15 AM
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Chuck,
I was told it was a blind slot. Which you and I know, from an engineering standpoint, makes perfect sense.
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10/2005 MVA C5-C6 herniation w/ cord impingement/displacement Unable to work full time.
July 31, 2006 Surgery successfully completed Prodisc-C C5/C6 on in Straubing, Germany by Dr. Bertagnoli. Able to work full time since 1 month post op, but some pain remains.
10/2008 3 surgeons confirm C6/C7 needs ADR and always has.
Has anyone had a second ADR surgery on an adjacent level?
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Old 08-27-2006, 03:26 PM
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makes the best chose. so those plates dont move front to aft.
thanks guys for clearing that up for me. as it looked blind on the x-rays and was one of the only things i forgot to ask.
chuck
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ddd 1990
2003 mri,xrays,shots,emg
2004 discogram ouch pos l4 l5
facet block neg
lost all appeals BCBS 5 months of that
3 surgeons later
surgery with dr. bertagnoli aug 2nd 2006 in Bogen Germany Successfully ProDisc-L L-4 L-5
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:36 PM
Ken (AKA-KP) Ken (AKA-KP) is offline
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Hey Chasswen, How are you? Did the trip go well? Good luck with your recovery.

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Old 08-31-2006, 08:53 AM
chasswen chasswen is offline
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ken thanks for asking im doing well except for this darn distraction crap barely walk when it comes on.
chuck
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ddd 1990
2003 mri,xrays,shots,emg
2004 discogram ouch pos l4 l5
facet block neg
lost all appeals BCBS 5 months of that
3 surgeons later
surgery with dr. bertagnoli aug 2nd 2006 in Bogen Germany Successfully ProDisc-L L-4 L-5
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