Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
joint replacement & back surgery
georgia888 posted:
If replacement surgery for joints is such a success why can't the same be done for the back concerning arthritic damage? It seems everything I read & hear about back surgery for arthritic damage is negative.

Thank you,
annette030 responded:
They are doing artificial disc replacements now. It is a fairly new procedure in the US, they only do one at a time I think. They didn't have them at all 10 years ago when I had disc surgery. Medical procedures happen slowly, they gather info and improve technology, and boom, we have something new.

It is hard to be patient when you are the one that needs it though.

Take care, Annette

Helpful Tips

TKR surgery and recovery
I had one knee done in March 2007, the other done in February 2009. I am 67 years old. I will tell you that I researched doctors before I ... More
Was this Helpful?
20 of 29 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Health Joint Replacement Center