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Neurosurgeon reverses 3-level cervical fusion with artificial discs

By Admin | August 30, 2021

Neurosurgeon Todd Lanman, MD, became the first in the U.S. to restore motion at three contiguous levels in a patient's cervical spine.

The 60-year-old patient regained nearly full motion in her neck after a procedure coined "restorative motion surgery," which removes and reverses prior spinal fusions in patients and replaces them with artificial discs, according to an Aug. 16 news release.

The patient previously was fused through multiple surgeries extending from her C2-7 vertebrae. Her most recent fusion was more than two years ago, but she noted increased pain that was radiating down her left arm as well as numbness and weakness.

A nonunion failed fusion in the patient's C6-7 vertebrae, caused by loosening screws, had led to irritation on her nerve, according to Dr. Lanman, who is...(More)

For more info please read, California neurosurgeon reverses 3-level cervical fusion with artificial discs, By Becker's SpineReview

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