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Is it safe to have imported implants for lumbar fusion surgery? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Jan-2015
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User:Hello Doctor, My mother will go for a lumber fusion surgery tomorrow. I need an opinion to select between imported implant Vs. XXXXXXX implant for the surgery.
Doctor:I would suggest you to go with the implant your surgeon has suggested for.
Doctor:In my clinical experience, I have seen many orthopedicians using imported implants as they are more stable compared to XXXXXXX implants
User:My surgeon has asked me to choose between this two. he has not given any suggestions.
Doctor:I feel that imported implants are better than XXXXXXX implants. But cost wise imported are more costlier than XXXXXXX
User:Cost of imported is 1.75Lakhs Vs XXXXXXX 1 Lakh. I am not worried from cost point. But, one other person suggested that XXXXXXX is good because it must have tested across many thousand patients.
Doctor:Might be but my orthopedic colleagues always prefer imported implants.
Doctor:You can take a decision accordingly.
User:Alright dr.
User:Got your point.
User:I will go with imported one.
Doctor:Do you have any more queries for me to help you with?
User:Nothing more at this point. Thanks for your suggestions.
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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