One level PD-C Prodisc arthroplasty versus ACDF
I have experienced two years of neck, arm, and shoulder pain as a result of a injury to my C5-C6 cervical area. I have undergone all non-invasive therapies/procedures with no success. I have seen two highly recommended and highly skilled neurosurgeons. Each neurosurgeon recommends a different procedure.
Upon reviewing MRI, SURGEON ONE firmly believes I AM a candidate for a one level PD-C prodisc arthroplasty and recommends only that type of surgery.
Upon reviewing MRI, SURGEON TWO firmly believes I am NOT a candidate for the PD-C prodisc, and instead only recommends the ACDF procedure.
How can two surgeons interpret the MRIs and all the same facts differently? How does one make a decision as to which surgery is more appropriate for me personally? Has anyone been in a similar situation? I am anxious to hear feedback from anyone. Thank you.