so, when my dr was explaining the process of the surgery, he said he would be removing my C1. as well as opening the dura and putting in a cadaver patch? and removing a bit more bone. is removal of the C1 standard for this type of procedure?
Will he remove the entire vertabrae? Wow, that seems like alot. I (and I think alot of us) just had the C1 laminectomy where they remove part of the vertabrae. I also had the duraplasty, but mine is a synthetic patch (gore tex). Do you know if other types of patches are an option? I would research that more because I've read where some types of patches are easier for your body to accept, etc. It seems like there are new innovations with that and it is a very important decision.
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