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Our specialists use annular closure to minimize the risk of recurrence of a herniated disc in the lower back. Stanford Medicine surgeons recommend limited discectomy with annular closure only when nonsurgical treatments aren’t successful.
Conditions that rule out the use of the annular closure device include:
Allergies to implant materials such as titanium and plastic polymers
The Stanford Medicine Spine Center is a collaboration between our Orthopaedic Spine and Neurological Spine Clinics. Our specialists have international recognition for their leadership and research in spinal diagnostic and management techniques. This in-depth experience allows us to bring the most modern and effective approaches to our patients. Learn more about the Stanford Medicine Spine Center.