Our latest Q & A column features Dr. Willem Zeegers, a pioneer in the field of arthroplasty and one of the most experienced spine doctors in world. We sifted through some of the tricky questions the patient community had on bone density testing.
Charite Surgical Paper from Depuy/JnJ
This authoritative paper directly from the manufacturer of the Charite artificial disc offers excellent technical insights into the ADR procedure. Though intended for medical professionals, it’s a solid technical primer for patients, and some say a “must read.”
First Q&A with ADR Doctors Introduced
Our inaugural column focuses on some vexing questions from our global community: ADR patient selection criteria, differences among disc designs, subsequent anterior lumbar procedures, tricky discography results, ADR and adjacent level degeneration. Our thanks to the professionals at TBI!
Artificial Disc Replacement Paper Debuts
Dr. John Regan, MD is Director of the Cedars-Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders. Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Regan served as a principal at the Texas Back Institute. He is internationally recognized as one of the leading experts in minimally invasive spine surgery. He was a principal investigator for the clinical trial of the SB Charite’ III ADR.
We are honored to offer readers the first available copy of “Lumbar Total Disc Replacement: Charité Artificial Disc.” This paper provides technical insights into the disc replacement procedure and is geared towards very well-informed patients considering artificial disc replacement, as well as medical professionals new to ADR.
Artificial Disc Study Completed
Check out the Sept. 04 article written by top U.S. doctors on the Charite’ intervertebral disc study. A special thanks to the authors, including doctors: Geisler, Blumenthal, Guyer, McAfee, Regan, Johnson and Mullin. This article is featured in the Sept. 04 issue of Journal of Neurosurgery. Click here to render the PDF doc.