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Should you have ACDF surgery or cervical artificial disc replacement?
Should you have ACDF surgery or cervical artificial disc replacement? 840 472 Dan Lieberman

In the ten years since they became available, artificial neck discs like the Prestige from Medtronic have become good alternatives to ACDF surgery. Newer? Yes. But are they really better?

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Elective Surgery? Avoid Infection By Avoiding Hospitals
Elective Surgery? Avoid Infection By Avoiding Hospitals 814 348 Dan Lieberman

The safest way to avoid getting infected with the new coronavirus is to avoid being exposed to it in the first place.

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Labral Tear Hip Surgery
Labral tear hip surgery — what is the success rate?
Labral tear hip surgery — what is the success rate? 1024 683 Dan Lieberman

Success rate of hip surgery is often determined by a number of factors including recovery time, pain and symptoms and patient experience.

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What is arthroscopy
What Is Arthroscopy?
What Is Arthroscopy? 724 483 Dan Lieberman

Arthroscopy is a broad term in orthopedic surgery that involves using a piece of equipment, called an arthroscope, to see the inside of joints.

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what is direct visualized rhizotomy
What is direct visualized rhizotomy?
What is direct visualized rhizotomy? 1000 584 Dan Lieberman

There are many issues that can cause back pain, and that makes back pain one of the most common types of pain in the U.S. In fact, one American Chiropractic…

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Three reasons why robotic-assisted total knee replacement is the best option for your surgery
Three reasons why robotic-assisted total knee replacement is the best option for your surgery 150 150 Dan Lieberman

Total knee replacement may be the best option for treating your knee pain if you have osteoarthritis. Usually, people try to avoid surgery because it’s invasive, but it can help…

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Does anterior total hip replacement shorten recovery time?
Does anterior total hip replacement shorten recovery time? 150 150 Dan Lieberman

My name is Dr. Dan Lieberman, and I’m the Medical Director at Phoenix Spine & Joint. During my time at Phoenix Spine & Joint, I’ve witnessed so many people benefit…

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Minimally invasive vs. traditional spinal fusion
Minimally invasive vs. traditional spinal fusion Dan Lieberman

My name is Dr. Daniel Lieberman, and I’m the Medical Director at Phoenix Spine & Joint. I graduated from the University of California San Francisco’s neurosurgery program, which is the…

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Robotic Knee Replacement
Robotic Knee Replacement Dan Lieberman

Time for a new knee? Make sure you get the robot! Well,  we have some good news and some bad news for you. The bad news is that nothing you’ve…

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Ambulatory Surgery Centers Have Lower Infection Rates than Hospitals
Ambulatory Surgery Centers Have Lower Infection Rates than Hospitals Dan Lieberman

The trend of outpatient spine surgeries being performed in specialized ambulatory surgical centers (ASC’s) rather than hospitals has been growing steadily in recent years— and for good reason. In the…

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The FUSION Word
The FUSION Word Dan Lieberman

Phoenix Spine is pleased to provide our blog readers with the following entry written by Board Certified Neurosurgeon, Dr. Dan Lieberman. His unique perspective and insight will help you understand…

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Smoking with Back Pain
Smoking and Back Pain
Smoking and Back Pain 1024 683 Dan Lieberman

There is no shortage of information on the health risks of smoking. But can smoking actually affect your back pain? For smokers, the lifetime risk of developing a spinal fracture…

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