One study examined 209 patients with damaged neck discs who received either minimally invasive disc replacement or more complex spinal fusion surgery. These patients were followed at regular intervals of four years. A separate group of 136 who received an artificial disc two years after the first group were also part of the study. All on their satisfaction on their satisfaction with the results of the process. The other study of 53 patients with three levels, lower back disc disease and looked focused cost comparisons for length of hospital stay, resources and other factors.. Delamarter is a lead author of the two studies that were recently published in the SAS Journal of the International society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery and the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.
Hospital costs for artificial disc replacement were 49 % lower, high quality results the operation artificial disc patients less likely to less likely to need additional operations than those who had fusion surgery, according to two recently published studies. Back pain is the fifth leading cause of hospitalization and the third most common reason for surgery, said orthopedic surgeon Rick B. Delamarter, co-director of the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center. Estimates vary and probably exaggerated probably exaggerated, but health expenditures for back pain top $ 91000000000 a year, not including indirect and societal costs such as time lost from work and worker’s compensation.It is critical that we surgery that cost, without sacrifice to develop high-quality results. . Continue reading