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Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 11-03-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,517
Posted By trkdoc714
10 Year Update

I'm several months past my 10 year anniversary since having 2 level ADR surgery. All is well!

I still have residual nerve pain from the damage done prior to surgery. It's either abated somewhat or...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 08-10-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,517
Posted By trkdoc714
Thank you Dale. I didn't expect to be at this...

Thank you Dale. I didn't expect to be at this point this soon.

My wife still hasn't had any type of surgery. Her symptoms abated (for now). My company changed to Blue Cross this year so she'll be...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 08-08-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,517
Posted By trkdoc714
It's been 16 months since my successful two level...

It's been 16 months since my successful two level ADR surgery by Dr. Ritter-Lang at Stenum Hospital.

Dr. John Burkus of the Hughston Clinic released me completely at the first of March.

I have...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 06-20-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,517
Posted By trkdoc714
14 months out

It's been 14+ months since the two level ADR at Stenum Hospital. The pain is gone. Completely. None. Nada. Zip.

Two weeks ago my wife, son and I flew to Phoenix to pick up my mother who is having...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 12-29-2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,447
Posted By trkdoc714
Bama fan, You might try the Hughston Clinic...

Bama fan,

You might try the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, GA. Dr. Burkus was involved in the Maverick clinical trials. He's doing my follow up exams and is a supporter of ADR technology.

Roll...
Forum: iSpine 10-01-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,401
Posted By trkdoc714
Steve, I'm glad to hear you came through...

Steve,

I'm glad to hear you came through your revision with flying colors! I hope all remains well with your recovery. Just remember one thing........DON'T OVERDO IT!!!!!

Best wishes,

Bob
Forum: iSpine 09-05-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,728
Posted By trkdoc714
I must have misunderstood your post Mark. In your...

I must have misunderstood your post Mark. In your commentary you stated "While I believe this case has merit". I took it as you having some sort of evidence that Stenum was guilty.

From my...
Forum: iSpine 09-05-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,401
Posted By trkdoc714
That's terrific news Steve! I hope the next few...

That's terrific news Steve! I hope the next few weeks speed by and you finally get the relief you deserve from this surgery.

Bob
Forum: iSpine 09-05-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,728
Posted By trkdoc714
It's pretty hard to take sides when only one side...

It's pretty hard to take sides when only one side has been presented (through an attorney).

There's an old Scot saying: "tis bad enough if it were true than to wish it so".

Judgement should...
Forum: iSpine 09-02-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,401
Posted By trkdoc714
As stated "this will probably upset some people"....

As stated "this will probably upset some people". I'm sorry constructive advice was taken poorly by some.

Steve has shared his story with us and I think we can all feel his pain and empathize with...
Forum: iSpine 09-01-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,401
Posted By trkdoc714
This will probably upset some people but here's...

This will probably upset some people but here's my humble opinion:

First of all this is advice I would give to my son or my brother and it's intended to assist you in putting an end to your pain....
Forum: iSpine 08-15-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,128
Posted By trkdoc714
Ray, I'd very careful before trying this...

Ray,

I'd very careful before trying this procedure. The FDA trial in the US has just started and it really hasn't been proven to succeed anywhere in the world. Even the spine brokers are hesitant...
Forum: iSpine 08-13-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,128
Posted By trkdoc714
Ray, You're in the right country to have a...

Ray,

You're in the right country to have a back problem at least! I know there are going to be a lot of recommendations on surgeons. I'd give a hard look at Dr Ritter-Lang from Stenum Hospital. He...
Forum: Community Support - NSR 06-29-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,346
Posted By trkdoc714
Just a guess........are you related to a guy...

Just a guess........are you related to a guy named Mark?
Forum: iSpine 06-15-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,856
Posted By trkdoc714
From my understanding, Dr. Bertagnoli is a...

From my understanding, Dr. Bertagnoli is a shareholder in the company that developed the ProDisc. Although his website offers implantaions of other discs, I'd imagine he promotes the ProDisc above...
Forum: iSpine 06-12-2009, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,950
Posted By trkdoc714
Paul, There are several great surgeons...

Paul,

There are several great surgeons around the globe that can help you. Dr. Ritter-Lang at Stenum Hospital in Germany performed my 2 level lumbar ADR. Today was my 11th week post-op. I...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 05-06-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,517
Posted By trkdoc714
Runner, I feel great today. The bug has left...

Runner,

I feel great today. The bug has left the building. I've had only 25 mg of Percocet in the last 9 days. Once the cold/ virus symptoms abated, I feel noticably better (from the surgery) than...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 05-04-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,517
Posted By trkdoc714
My everyday life

Cathy,

Well I can't do much walking on my street as it's too hilly. Walking to the addition entrance truly is uphill both ways. I've been walking around the perimeter of my yard several times a...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 05-02-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,517
Posted By trkdoc714
Thanks Justin and Kathy. I had a little of a...

Thanks Justin and Kathy. I had a little of a setback Tuesday though. My wife, son and I all came down with a fast moving virus around noon. It hit us that quickly. I had a dry throat and runny nose...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-28-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,517
Posted By trkdoc714
30 day follow up

Thanks to Jake222 and his wife's advice, I'm pretty much back to normal. Their advice was to eat Pringles Lite with Olean oil. It helped with the regularity issue the very next morning.

The pain...
Forum: iSpine 04-23-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,819
Posted By trkdoc714
That's great news Cathy! The travel can be taxing...

That's great news Cathy! The travel can be taxing so it sounds like you have a good plan in place in that respect. Your poor boyfriend on the other hand is going to be dragging for a few days after...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-18-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,345
Posted By trkdoc714
1. Do you have a doctor in the USA for a follow...

1. Do you have a doctor in the USA for a follow up of your ADR surgery?

Yes, I asked my pain management Dr and an ortho surgeon if they would see me for follow up.

2. Did anyone NEED to fly...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-15-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,517
Posted By trkdoc714
Kathy, I'm beginning to think the travel...

Kathy,

I'm beginning to think the travel miscues were beneficial in a way. I've gotten back on feet quicker than the other 4 patients in my group after the long flights. Maybe the exercise helped...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-14-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,517
Posted By trkdoc714
All, Thanks for your kind words. I let...

All,

Thanks for your kind words.

I let Lufthansa know what happened. The ticket agent at Bremen Airport had entered all of the right info into the computer. They're looking into the lapses that...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-12-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,517
Posted By trkdoc714
Thanks all. I just wonder if over...

Thanks all.

I just wonder if over international waters, is it legal to whack a teenager with a cane? Food for thought for you Justin in case you run into a similar situation in May :D.

Gil,...
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