New Surgical Device Helping Patients with Herniated Disc
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Fast Facts to Know:

  • Dr. Bradley Segebarth at the OrthoCarolina Spine Center, Concord and University is the only physician in Charlotte, NC performing this surgery (as of publication date)
  • Annually in the U.S., more than 500,000 discectomies are performed. That’s greater than all the spine fusions combined.
  • The surgical goal is to reduce the nerve pain caused by bulges in a disc. Removing the defect that’s pressing on a nerve or nerves can be profoundly beneficial.  
  • Most cases are done on an outpatient basis and take 30-90 minutes.  
  • Full recovery for most patients takes 6-9 weeks.  However, patients with a Barricaid implant typically recover in roughly four weeks.  
  • Patients who have a Barricaid implant enjoy an 81% reduction in the surgical failure rate compared with their surgical peers. 
  • Barricaid is covered by Medicare.  For patients with private insurance, a growing number of insurers have been approving treatment. 
  • Barricaid is the only FDA-approved implant designed to close the annular defect after discectomy surgery.
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Comments

September 19, 2022

Very interested in learning more to see if I would be a candidate.
- Very interested in learning more.
Reply From: OrthoCarolina

September 20, 2022

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September 10, 2022

Interested
- Margaret Gerdes