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July 08,2024

Demystifying Vacuum Disc Phenomenon

The vacuum disc phenomenon refers to the presence of gas, primarily nitrogen, within the intervertebral discs of the spine. It is often seen on imaging studies like X-rays or CT scans as translucent or lucent areas within the disc spaces. While vacuum disc phenomenon can be an incidental finding, it is generally considered a sign

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July 05,2024

Understanding Spinal Disc Tears: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Introduction to Spinal Disc Tear A spinal disc tear, also known as an annular disc tear, is a crack or rupture in the outer fibrous ring (annulus fibrosus) of one of the spinal discs that cushion the vertebrae. These discs act as shock absorbers, allowing the spine to bend and twist while protecting the vertebrae

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June 17,2024

Managing Arm Weakness After Neck Surgery: A Comprehensive Guide to Recovery

Arm weakness is a common complication after neck surgery. Procedures known to be associated with arm weakness include anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and posterior decompression (laminectomy)

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April 15,2024

How Spine Surgeons Will Look Back at the Industry in 2034

Ten years ago, spine surgeons were expecting outpatient spine surgery and image-guided navigation to become more prevalent in a decade.   Now spine surgeons are thinking about how today’s state of the industry will be looked back on in 2034.   Question: How will spine surgeons in 10 years look at the current state of

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April 08,2024

Dr. Todd Lanman Brings Innovative Spinal Care and Artificial Disc Replacement to Qatar

Dr. Todd H. Lanman, the founder of Advanced Disc Replacement Spinal Restoration Center and globally recognized spinal neurosurgeon, has announced an exciting collaboration with The View Hospital in Qatar. Through a combined program of on-site visits and telemedicine, Dr. Lanman will bring elite spinal care to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. This collaboration highlights Dr. Lanman’s

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March 05,2024

Dr. Lanman Featured on Episode of The Family Stallone

In a recent episode of “The Family Stallone” on Paramount+, Dr. Lanman is honored to take care of his patient and friend Sylvester Stallone. He is doing great 6 months post-surgery after a successful microdiscectomy. Dr. Lanman removed a large herniated disc fragment, and he is now pain-free.   Watch the full episode on Season

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May 14,2024

Lumbar Total Disk Replacement Device Removals and Revisions Performed During a 20-Year Experience with 2141 Patients

Study Design This was a retrospective study with prospective patient contact attempted to collect current data. Objective The purpose was to investigate the incidence and reasons for lumbar total disk replacement (TDR) removal or revision.   Summary of Background Data A concern regarding lumbar TDR was safety, particularly the need for device removal or revision.

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February 15,2024

Prosthesis Design and Likelihood of Achieving Physiological Range of Motion After Cervical Disc Arthroplasty

The functional goals of cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) are to restore enough range of motion (ROM) to reduce the risk of accelerated adjacent segment degeneration but limit excessive motion to maintain a biomechanically stable index segment. This motion-range is termed the “Physiological mobility range.” Clinical studies report postoperative ROM averaged over all study subjects but they do not report what proportion of reconstructed segments yield ROM in the Physiological mobility range following CDA surgery.

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December 13,2023

Range of Motion After 1, 2, and 3 Level Cervical Disc Arthroplasty

Motion of a solid body involves translation and rotation. Few investigations examine the isolated translational and rotational components associated with disc arthroplasty devices. This study investigates single- and multi-level cervical disc arthroplasty with respect to index and adjacent level range of motion. The investigators hypothesized that single- and multilevel cervical disc replacement will lead to comparable or improved motion at implanted and adjacent levels.

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