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Is spinal fusion safe?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Disk replacement is a surgical procedure in which a degenerated spinal disk that is causing pain is removed and replaced with a synthetic disk between two vertebrae. Watch the video for more information on disk replacement.



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