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The prevalence of contraindications to total disc replacement in a cohort of lumbar surgical patients.

Authors
  • Huang, Russel C
  • Lim, Moe R
  • Girardi, Federico P
  • Cammisa, Frank P Jr
Type
Published Article
Journal
Spine
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Nov 15, 2004
Volume
29
Issue
22
Pages
2538–2541
Identifiers
PMID: 15543070
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Predictions that TDR will replace fusion are premature. A small percentage (5%) of the patients currently indicated for lumbar surgery at our institution have no contraindications to TDR. Future growth in TDR implantation will result from the indication of patients for surgery who would not be indicated today or from the elimination of current contraindications.

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