It doesn’t have to be this way
A new treatment now exists, which was specifically designed to close the large hole often left in the spinal disc after discectomy. Barricaid is the first FDA approved device proven 95% effective in preventing reoperation for reherniation.2 Because this is a new technology, your surgeon may not be aware a solution exists.
- LE Miller et al. Association of Annular Defect Width After Lumbar Discectomy With Risk of Symptom Recurrence and Reoperation. Spine 2018
- Thomé C et al. Annular closure in lumbar discectomy for prevention of reherniation: a randomized clinical trial. The Spine Journal 2018