... I'm new here but have visited enough to feel at home. After 2 years of every known non surgical option I am on my way. Praying hard that this puts me back where I can use the computer after a 20,000 pay cut. I also have a spinal cord contusion at this site with edema and some myelomalacia so will be grateful for 30% of symptom relief. Wanted to talk to someone so thanks to... (2 replies)
... I am thinking we are not allowed to post websites on here. But what I ended up doing is doing an internet search for ACDF success or something close to that. ... (5 replies)
... Is there a site where I can go to see the success rate for this surgery? ... (5 replies)
... I just asked my surgeon directly, and he explained in detail how many ACDFs he has done, and the outcomes. Not every ACDF is 'equal' so you have to factor that in - age & health of patient, severity & duration of their condition, care taken during the post op healing period, etc.
Try asking him things like how many, are there any repeats (to correct a failed fusion as well... (5 replies)
... success rate. They do accept my insurance. Odd enough, wether I have the ACDF or the laser, my cost is the same. ... (27 replies)
... success rate is unrealistic. ... (9 replies)
... I guess everyone is different. Like I said I had 7 opinions and every one was different as far as recovery. The NS I went w/ has done over 9000 procedures since 1982 and has had a 99% success rate. He tracks his patients yearly as well.
The people who screwed up his success rate were a plumber who went back to work 5 days after surgery and popped blood vessels and a... (9 replies)
... Polypropylene cages and stem cells with titanium plates. It has been around for about 5 years and results in less pain, quicker fusion, and better success rate. Lower graft displacement etc etc etc... ... (23 replies)
... So sorry to hear about your upcoming surgery...I truly hope that you have good success and helps with your pain! As you will find on these boards... ... (5 replies)
... Hi SpineAZ
You unfortunately seem to have had a lot of experience but pehaps you can help me understand more about the risks I have to face as I am absolutely terrified. I put this message on another thread - can you help:
I would welome some advice. My MRI scan shows a large disc/osteophyte bar narrowing the spinal canal to just under 6 mm. At this level (i think C6/7)... (14 replies)
... and check his medical background. Ask what his success rate is. ... (10 replies)
... I am happy to hear that my success story was able to help relieve some of your fear. ... (19 replies)
... just don't see them here. The people who come here are in pain and looking for help just as you are. The ones who are fine, don't post. And the vast majority of ACDF patients are FINE. ... (19 replies)
... How to find out the success rate of the neurosurgeon ? ... (19 replies)
... Hey there, just wanted to let you know I have read some great success stories with fusions. ... (10 replies)
... How many times have you done this procedure and what is the success rate? ... (3 replies)
... ut I feel that I knew it has always been in the cards. Even early on the neuro told me before the Jan surgery Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy that I may need an ACDF or an ADR. ... (6 replies)
... I don't remember the exact statistic but ACDFs have a high success rate. However, do you want to be one of the failures? ... (11 replies)
... Hi Mark
Welcome to this forum - and sorry you have a need to be here!
There are lots of variables - how many levels are you having done, how severe are your related symptoms, are you using donor bone or your own, how stressful is your job, etc. Can you provide any more info?
One thing you might want to consider is going back to work part time at first.
I always took... (11 replies)
... Thanks so much! I'm sure he is fine but I am prettry nervous and scared about the surgery and just want to make sure! (5 replies)