Monthly Archives: January 2018

Lumbar Fusion

Posted on January 22, 2018 to AOC Physician Articles, News and Press

Dr. Donahoe explains Lumbar Fusion when spinal fusion is used to stabilize the spine when arthritis has led to instability of the spinal segment.

Have you been diagnosed with a slipped disc in your back and your doctor recommended surgery? Spinal fusion is a procedure to stabilize the spine when arthritis has led to instability of the spinal segment (2 bones around the disc). This procedure is usually done along with a laminectomy to relieve the pressure on the […]

Tagged: adult spine surgery, arthritis, Lumbar Fusions, spine fusion, spine stability

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Lumbar Laminectomy

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Dr. Donahoe explains lumbar laminectomy and how the best results come from removing the pressure on “pinched nerves” in the neck or back.

Have you been diagnosed with spinal stenosis? Do you have difficulty walking any long distances without experiencing leg pain? Patients who have not improved after conservative treatment may benefit from surgery. During surgery, the bone spurs and arthritis are removed that place pressure on nerves that affect the legs and buttock region. Dr. Donahoe specializes […]

Tagged: Back pain, leg pain, lumbar laminectomy, neck pain, walking

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Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)

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Dr. Donahoe explains why Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is one of the most successful procedures performed in spine surgery.

Have you been diagnosed with a pinched nerve in your neck? This condition can cause pain that radiates to the shoulder or arm. Patients who have not improved with conservative treatment including medication and physical therapy may be candidates for surgery. Patients typically spend one night in the hospital, and almost immediately after surgery are […]

Tagged: ACDF, Anterior cervical Discectomy and Fusion, neck, neck pain, Pinched Nerve, Spine

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Microdiscectomy-Lumbar

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Dr. Donahoe explains how low back and leg pain from a herniated disc or pinched nerve can be relieved by a Microdiscectomy-Lumbar procedure.

Low back and leg pain can be caused by a herniated disc or “pinched nerve”.  Like most spine surgeons, Dr. Donahoe gets the best surgical results from relieving pain caused by nerve compression. Patients who have not improved with medication and physical therapy may be candidates for a minimally invasion procedure done in our same […]

Tagged: Back pain, herniated disc, leg pain, Lower Back Pain, Pinched Nerve

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Congratulations to Grant Zarzour, MD, The newest member of the Class of 40 Under 40

Posted on January 5, 2018 to News and Press

Congratulations to Grant Zarzour, MD. The newest member of the Class of 40 Under 40, in Mobile Alabama

(From Mobile Bay Monthly: see the complete 40 Under 40 list here.) GRANT ZARZOUR, MD Total Joint Orthopaedic Surgeon, Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic Grant has been repeatedly recognized for his achievements in orthopedics. He was one of two fellows selected for a Mississippi sports medicine joint replacement fellowship, and he was one of three orthopedic residents […]

Tagged: 40 Under 40, Alabama Orthopaedic, Dr. Grant Zarzour, Mobile Alabama

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