Lumbar Total Disc Replacement defeats crippling sciatica

Lumbar Total Disc Replacement defeats crippling sciatica

Lumbar disc degenerative disease (LDDD) causes collapse of the spine resulting in agonising sciatica (inflammation of the sciatic nerve, causing pain). Current treatments, including fusion and discectomy, have mixed outcomes with patients often reporting pain after surgery. Lumbar Total Disc Replacement (LTDR) is a treatment largely unfamiliar to patients, yet it is highly effective, and Food and Drug Administration-approved for […]

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