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Old 05-30-2006, 04:03 PM
chasswen chasswen is offline
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Is this an insurance coverage strategy????
i think it maybe with how poorly the charite did with the insurance companys.
chuck
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Old 05-31-2006, 09:41 AM
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Any news yet on FDA approval on this PRODISC?
What's going on?
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DDD L5-S1
DDD C-4,5-5,6
Epidural steroid injections lumbar & cervical
x-rays, mri's, etc.
waiting for Prodisc for L5-S1, and Prodisc C for two levels on C-4,5-5,6
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Old 05-31-2006, 01:12 PM
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Unfortunately, that is the $64,000.00 ( 49,947.21 Euro / 34,233.84 GBP) question that pretty much no one here has an answer to.

It is also the same question that most/many of us are interested in (especially us).

If I knew anything, I would be (I can't even say happy, to be honest), less depressed than I am right now...

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Old 05-31-2006, 01:32 PM
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david
how many levels do you need?
chuck
p/s 49,947.21 Euro is that the price they have given you?
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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 05-31-2006, 01:38 PM
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I spoke w/ Dr Delamarter just this AM re: my fall at work, (he called me at home what a great doc! That on another channel), but I did ask him what was up about the FDA approval of the ProDisc and he said they are expecting to hear something from the FDA this week or next and he has patents scheduled in 2 week.

Don’t hold me to his word. But I though I would pass it on. He also said that the FDA is being very careful because they felt like they got burned with the Charite. His words not mine.

Can’t wait to celebrate the big day soon!
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L5-S1 DDD Diagnosis 12/04
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Old 05-31-2006, 02:40 PM
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Paulette:

Cross my fingers and hope that any Prodisc news comes out in the next couple of weeks.

Of course, I would prefer to hear 2 level news, but even 1 level is a start!

Chuck,

I need two levels, and I believe that Dr. B. quoted me around 29k Euro. I translate that to be around $38k, after all is said and done. The "$64k question" was a vague quote to an old game show, I think.

David

Thanks.

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Old 06-01-2006, 06:37 PM
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I called June second. I even placed a bet with my bookie. He even gave me 12 to 1 odds! (Or was it that he called me odd)
I called 6/2.
Dont make a liar outta me!
C'mon Prodisc........C'mon Babe!!!!!!!!
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12/16/03 Work Accident
Herniation and DDD at L4-L5
4/1/05 Discectomy
Epidurals and facet injections
5/15/06 Discogram confirmed L4-L5 DDD also an asymptomatic L5-S1 tear
10/24/06 L4-L5 Prodisc surgery with Dr. Goldstein
CAT scans & X-Rays show ossification
Trigger Point Injections, Medial Branch Blocks, Acupuncture, Weekly Deep Tissue Massage
10/27/08 Discogram (positive L5-S1 tear)
11/25/08 L5-S1 fusion with Dr. Goldstein
FAILED BACK SYNDROME
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Old 06-03-2006, 12:24 PM
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Oh...... my bad....I meant JULY 2nd.... yeah JULY 2nd
You all know what I meant.

NOBODY....and I mean NOBODY approves Prodiscs on JUNE 2nd.

JULY 2nd is what I meant of course!
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12/16/03 Work Accident
Herniation and DDD at L4-L5
4/1/05 Discectomy
Epidurals and facet injections
5/15/06 Discogram confirmed L4-L5 DDD also an asymptomatic L5-S1 tear
10/24/06 L4-L5 Prodisc surgery with Dr. Goldstein
CAT scans & X-Rays show ossification
Trigger Point Injections, Medial Branch Blocks, Acupuncture, Weekly Deep Tissue Massage
10/27/08 Discogram (positive L5-S1 tear)
11/25/08 L5-S1 fusion with Dr. Goldstein
FAILED BACK SYNDROME
Liberty Mutual WC
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Old 06-03-2006, 01:11 PM
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heheheh nice try eddie
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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 06-06-2006, 05:30 PM
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Ok everyone, I got a call from my work comp nurse case manager, and he tells me that by the end of this week FDA will have approved the Prodisc.
I want so much to believe it and get excited, but its hard anymore believing anything they say.
We all have been put on hold for so long that what they say anymore we dont believe.
David, I have a friend in Ohio who is waiting for a 2 level. And from what I understand, the approval will be for a 1 or 2 level. Heck, it might even be for as many levels as you want. But for real, I say this because he has spoken to someone at the FDA about it.
Anyway, lets all keep our fingers and toes and whatever else crossed for it to happen. If Delamarter is already scheduling, then I believe that this is it. Yes Finally!
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Injured 8-24-2000
DDD L5-S1
DDD C-4,5-5,6
Epidural steroid injections lumbar & cervical
x-rays, mri's, etc.
waiting for Prodisc for L5-S1, and Prodisc C for two levels on C-4,5-5,6
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