UPDATE: Surgeon recommended waiting if possible, but noted there is almost no good disc there following a previous microdiscectomy + discitis. The levels were almost bone on bone. He said I was a good candidate for a “spacer” + small fusion/rod. When asked why not an ADR, he said he didn’t want to perform an ADR at a level where there was an infection, especially recently as there was higher risk of uncovering/activating dormant bacterium with ADR than fusion.
What are your thoughts?