Artificial Disc Replacement

I have regained my life, and playing golf again at this level, is just an added bonus. My surgery has had a profound impact on me and my family, and I thank my surgeon and the technology - Tiger Woods

Artificial Disc Replacement

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After Tiger Woods' Strong Finish, A Look Back At The Surgery That Got Him Here

In the wake of Tiger Woods’ second-place finish at the Valspar Championship in Florida, many people in the golfing community are wondering how he was able to return to such a high level of play after his most recent back surgery, last April.

When he announced that he had undergone an anterior lumbar interbody fusion, many thought that his competitive golf career was over. It was his fourth back surgery since March 2014, which involved removing the L5-S1 intervertebral disc and then inserting fusion material to connect the L5 and S1 vertebrae. Although he has apparently recovered quite well from the operation, this surgery is quite rare among professional golfers. Only one other PGA…

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