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Is disk replacement safe?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Disk replacement surgery for lower back pain has significant risks, including damage to blood vessels, mechanical failure of the implanted disk, abnormal blood clotting, and increased leg pain. Watch the video for more about disk replacement surgery.


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