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  • kklark
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    Would mild cervical scoliosis be a contraindication for disc arthroplasty (ADR)?

    I haven’t asked a doctor yet, but exploring my options.

    kklark
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    I don’t have degrees for the scoliosis, but in the upper levels was not even noticeable, so perhaps a few degrees.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Not perfectly aligned cervical scoliosis probably should not be a contraindication to ADR placement but I would be very cautious about an ADR in the face of scoliosis. The disc asymmetry would produce uneven pressure on the bone/metal interface which could lead to early failure. I am not clear if the disc could have longevity but it might do well.

    Dr. Corenman

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