December 9, 2023

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Melissa Gilbert undergoes ‘Wildly Successful’ Fourth Spine Surgery

By Jamie Sanhan.

7 hours ago

Melissa Gilbert is sharing an update after her fourth spinal surgery.

The former “Little House on the Prairie” star said the surgery was “very successful”.

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“Dr. Bray was able to remove all the old hardware, shave the numb bone spurs in my right hand, and he was able to give me an artificial disk,” she wrote on Instagram.

Gilbert continued, “So now I am focused on recovering and being Kovid free. Thank you all for your love, support and prayers. I am sending so much love back to all of you. Happy Thanksgiving !!! Love and love and love. “

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Gilbert previously explained that his third spinal fusion surgery in 2016 failed in April.

“I have now reached a state where the pain is almost constant and the fingers in my right hand are tingling,” she wrote.

Gilbert suffered two head and neck injuries in 2012, causing two herniated discs. The first injury fell on “Dancing with the Stars” and she fell from the balcony of her rented house a few months later.

“I was talking to my kids under the back balcony and it was isolated from the house and it crashed into my head,” she said. People At that time. “I ended up with a concussion and stitches in my head and it narrowed two healthy discs in my neck.”

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