Dr. Stefano Sinicropi was featured on the January 10th episode of KSTP- TV 5 EyeWitness News Weekend.
In the live segment entitled, ‘Interview: How a New Disc Replacement Surgery May Improve Treatment’ Dr. Sinicropi discussed how disc replacement surgery may be more beneficial to a patient in the long-term verses traditional treatment methods. Dr. Sinicropi stated, “So, fusing the bones in the neck has been the gold standard for treating many conditions of the cervical spine and really has a wonderful track record. The one disadvantage to that is that you’re then putting all those forces on the disc above and below the fusion and so over time the disc can degenerate and then need other procedures and so you are starting a cascade. So if you prevent that by putting in a moving part, then potentially, you can prevent those later issues.”
Watch video of the interview here.