Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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It would be highly unlikely but not impossible that there could be bacteria present. I am not a fan of artificial discs in the lumbar spine under any condition but certainly in this situation, an ADR is contraindicated. An XLIF is one of the cures for an infection as a fusion creates an environment unfavorable for an infection.

Dr. Corenman