I am seeking information on cervical spine fusion surgery. I have disk prolapse at C5-C6 with loss of strenth and constant tingling in my right arm and hand. I live in Germany. Two noted neurosurgeons here have recommended the fusion procedure taught/develope by Dr. Wofhard Caspar at the University of the Saarland in Homburg. Is Germany the best place to have this done? Is this procedure likely to have a high probability of success? I am an ultra-distance runner and want to return to hard running.
Is this the same operation Lou Holtz recently had? Is the Mayo Clinic the best place to go.
I will deeply appreciate your responses.
Edward M. Stadum
100322.110 at compuserve.com