Quote Originally Posted by mamamax View Post
I was simply discussing the document you brought up to illustrate safety - which in my case (degenerative disc disease) does change the ball game to Class III, it appears.
No I don't think you can assume pedicle screws are necessarily class III for DDD when the cause of the DDD is scoliosis. I think it means they are class III for ONLY DDD.

And anyway, if pedicle screws are safe and effective for people with scoliosis plus DDD there there is no issue. You have to ask a reputable experienced surgeon.