The SpineBlogger wants to know what the readers think. Is the TFAS a viable modality of treatment? The SpineBlogger has seen this implant close up, and made an interesting observation to a colleague. Initially, the SAS stated that the way to treat patients with DDD was with an artificial disc. Then the medical community identified that with secondary facet degeneration the industry needed to address facet pain. The SpineBlogger believes that if we take out enough of the structural composition of the spine where pain is emanating and replace the disc and the posterior roof with hardware, the surgeon should be able to eliminate pain, eventually!
The question remains: Is this the beginning of the end of Archus? Impliant? Facet Solutions? We want to know what you think!