Experimental Surgery May Be a Solution for Spinal Stenosis

When 67-year-old Dean Malliaros was facing spine surgery in September, he took a chance few others have. He volunteered for a procedure his doctor had never performed, using a joint replacement that still needs five more years of study before it is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. At stake was Malliaros' ability to continue his normal daily activities, and possibly even his ability to walk. He suffers from spinal stenosis, a condition where the bones or ligaments in the...Full Story
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