Making the patient connection: A conversation with NBA legend Bill Walton

March 21, 2013 by Brian Johnson

Bill Walton tells to MassDevice.com about his work with medical device company NuVasive and its "Better Way Back" program.

Bill Walton

Even before the spine surgery he claims saved his life, Bill Walton's body was a marvel of medicine.

The Hall of Fame basketball player, who counts 2 NCAA national titles and 2 NBA championship rings to his name, has undergone 36 surgeries by his count, including 2 ankle fusions and a plethora of knee and foot procedures.

Despite that dubious pedigree, Walton told MassDevice.com that he was unprepared for the overwhelming nerve pain from a degenerative disc in his back that left him on the floor for nearly 3 years.

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