The latest publications from Dr. Lanman and his collegues at Lanman Spine And Neurosurgery. VIEW ALL
January 17,2020

Addressing Misinformation for Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery

Meanwhile, ADR continues to make medical history as a primary solution for patients suffering from painful degenerative disc disease.    I can understand when someone is reluctant to recommend something that they do not understand. But I am surprised when physicians do not reach out to learn more about the benefits of medical technology such

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January 03,2020

You just had back surgery? 

What to expect and what to do to help your full recovery.   Recovery from a surgical procedure that involves the spine depends on how much the surgeon has to resolve the pathology: the extent of spinal disorder that requires medical help. Your recovery is also dependent upon the type of surgery performed: laminectomy, discectomy,

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December 20,2019

Top 8 Spine-Health Stretches and Exercises 

Recommended by physical therapists and your spine surgeon. And most of these exercises you can do while sitting in your office chair.   If we’re honest about our wellness, most of us will admit that we could all use a bit more exercise. Speaking from the first-person experience, a consistent physical fitness regimen helps you

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December 17,2019

Dr. Todd Lanman details the 8 spine surgeries he underwent as a neurosurgeon

Todd Lanman, MD, is founder of Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery in Beverly Hills, Calif.   Dr. Lanman has undergone four cervical and four lumbar spine surgeries. His most recent surgery was a cervical spine procedure in January 2019.   Here, Dr. Lanman outlines the spine procedures he has undergone and how that informs his relationship with

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December 13,2019

The future of spine: Dr. Todd Lanman predicts dramatic rise in artificial discs, fewer spinal fusions

Todd Lanman, MD, is founder of Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery in Beverly Hills, Calif.   Dr. Lanman is a big advocate for cervical artificial disc replacement and published a paper in the Journal of Neurosurgery in October, comparing the efficacy of the procedure at two adjacent levels to the use of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

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December 02,2019

Bone spurs occasionally form at the base of human skulls, but their growth has not been linked to the use of handheld devices

This claim appeared as the headline of a Washington Post article describing a 2018 study in which researchers in Australia observed the size and prevalence of bone spur growth at the base of human skulls. As of November 2019, the article had received more than 310,000 reactions, comments, or shares on Facebook. However, the headline misrepresents the findings of

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April 10,2017

Long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of the Prestige LP artificial cervical disc replacement at 2 levels: results from a prospective randomized controlled clinical trial

OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess long-term clinical safety and effectiveness in patients undergoing anterior cervical surgery using the Prestige LP artificial disc replacement (ADR) prosthesis to treat degenerative cervical spine disease at 2 adjacent levels compared with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF).   Read More…

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March 31,2017

Cervical disc arthroplasty with the Prestige LP disc versus anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, at 2 levels: results of a prospective, multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial at 24 months

OBJECTIVE The authors compared the efficacy and safety of arthroplasty using the Prestige LP cervical disc with those of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for the treatment of degenerative disc disease (DDD) at 2 adjacent levels.   METHODS Patients from 30 investigational sites were randomized to 1 of 2 groups: investigational patients (209) underwent

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July 12,2016

Access strategies for revision or explantation of the Charité lumbar artificial disc replacement

Todd H. Lanman, MD, FAANS, FACS (et al)   Many lumbar disc prostheses are constantly in development. The goal in each is to preserve mobility in patients with degenerative disc disease. In this study, Dr. Lanman and his colleagues examine the advantages and disadvantage of lumbar artificial disc replacement (ADR) compared with anterior interbody fusion

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