Spine Care

#FlashbackFriday #DYK – In March 2005…

By November 10, 2019 No Comments

#FlashbackFriday #DYK – In March 2005, Dr. Steven Cyr, former chief of Air Force spine surgery, successfully performed the Air Force’s first total-disc arthroplasty procedure. During the three-hour procedure, Dr. Cyr removed and replaced a failed disc in the back of an active duty Tech. Sgt. with a new three-piece medical device consisting of two metal endplates of medical-grade cobalt chromium alloy and a sliding core made of medical-grade plastic.

 

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