Lumbar Total Disc Replacement: Key Challenges, Long-term Outcomes vs. Spinal Fusion

The First Annual Lumbar Total Disc Replacement Summit was held in late 2017 and featured a session on the challenges and solutions for total lumbar disc replacement implantation. Spine published a summary of the discussion. The panel included physicians Michael Janssen, DO, Rolando Garcia, MD, Lynn Miller, DO, William Reed, MD, and Jack Zigler, MD.…

Dave Charlebois’ Story — Pain-free One Day After Spine Surgery

Last January, while clearing the snow from his roof, Dave Charlebois was learning on a ladder with one foot on the gutter when he suddenly slipped and tumbled nine feet to the ground. Having fallen between the ladder and the gutter, he landed on his left heel—the same heel that he had previously fractured while…