The latest publications from Dr. Lanman and his collegues at Lanman Spine And Neurosurgery. VIEW ALL
December 06,2019

Don’t Fear the Cure

You don’t have to live with chronic back and neck pain. Get diagnosed. Get treated. Start living again.   Doctors have been performing spinal fusions for more than 70 years. It is no surprise that when patients start talking about back surgery, fusion is one of the first things that comes to their mind. It’s

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November 22,2019

First Step to Healing: watch for ‘unusual pain’!

How to tell the difference between the pain you fight and the pain that means a call to the doctor.   Your body produces all kinds of signals, but pain is one that often means something is wrong. Pain, when taken together with other symptoms, is like the warning lights on the dashboard of a

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November 08,2019

How We Heal

Why sensible fitness and nutrition helps you heal before and after back and neck surgery.   Fitness and nutrition and their effect on the overall patient are not regular classes for medical students, but they should be. Retrospectively, after 30 years of medical practice as a neurosurgeon treating disorders of the spine, I find that

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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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December 02,2019

Study: Spine cases safe in ASCs with efficient surgical teams, proper patient selection

With an efficient surgical team and careful patient selection criteria, single and multilevel cervical artificial disc replacement procedures are safe to perform in ASCs, according to a study authored by three renowned spine surgeons.   Todd Lanman, MD, Jason Cuellar, MD, PhD, and Alexandre Rasouli, MD, served as the principal investigators in the study, which was published

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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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