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    Old 09-10-2008, 03:11 PM   #1
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    Discoplasty

    [COLOR="DarkRed"][FONT="Georgia"]I've been dealing with lumbar and sciatic pain for years now (since an injury sustained on deployment with the Army in 2000). I have undergone most of the conservative therapies and do not want to have a fusion. My neurosurgeon has referred me to a colleague to discuss discoplasty, but I can't seem to find any information on this procedure. Has anyone had one, considered one, or researched one?[/FONT][/COLOR]

     
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    Old 09-12-2008, 05:18 PM   #2
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    Re: Discoplasty

    Hi dustoffkid,

    Since no one has responded to your post, I am responding with a guess.

    I wondered if you might be referring to a discectomy? I have only seen the term used when referring to other parts of the body, like in TMJ. I think a discoplasty MAY refer to a procedure where a little bit of some cartilege would be shaved off to create a little more space -- but I am totally guessing here.

    Sorry no one seems to be of much help. It certainly isn't commonly done or you'd have lots of responses!!

     
    Old 09-12-2008, 09:37 PM   #3
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    Are you thinking of a percutaneous discectomy probe as your suggested procedure. I have also low back pain, that has spread through both sides of my hips and now weakness and numbness in both legs upon standing anymore than 2 mins. I also have DDD, sciatic nerve pain along with others. At the moment I am doing ESI, but if they don't work the above will be my next alternative outside of more invasive procedures.

     
    Old 09-15-2008, 10:57 AM   #4
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    [FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkRed"]I appreciate your answers, folks....

    That's kind of the reason I asked on here, most of the online research I have done addresses TMJ, as well. I go for the consult on the 23rd; I will be sure to update you guys on how it went and what it's all about.[/COLOR][/FONT]

     
    Old 09-18-2008, 11:11 AM   #5
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    Re: Discoplasty

    hey dustoff,

    discoplasty is teh medical term for ARD artifical disc replacement. search ADR. good luck

     
    Old 09-29-2008, 02:44 PM   #6
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    [FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkRed"]Actually, what it ended up being was targeted disc decompression (TDD), and I apparently am not a good candidate for the procedure. Sigh. Back to the drawing board....[/COLOR][/FONT]

     
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