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.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.