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disco gastado

English translation: worn-out disc

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Spanish term or phrase:disco gastado
English translation:worn-out disc
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13:15 Mar 11, 2008
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Medical - Medical (general)
Spanish term or phrase: disco gastado
"Tengo un disco gastado". I work in a hospital and I have heard 2 different patients say this sentence. I am wondering if it means herniated disc, damaged disc, or something along those lines.
elaborne
Local time: 22:49
worn-out disc
Explanation:
This simply refers to the disc being worn-out.

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Note added at 1 Stunde (2008-03-11 14:29:53 GMT)
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References:

1 - www.med.nyu.edu/communications/nyuphysician_winter0405/asse...

Title below photo: Artificial Disks Replace ***Worn-Out Ones*** to Stop Back Pain from Degenerative Disk Disease

Reference in text body:
The ***worn-out disk*** is removed and a piece of bone is grafted between the vertebrae above and below it.

2- http://www.spineuniverse.com/displayarticle.php/article1078....

The standard surgical procedure approaches the cervical disc from the front with removal of the entire ***worn-out disc*** and elimination of the compression on the nerve.

Apparently both spellings - disc and disk - are accepted.
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Irene Schlotter, Dipl.-Übers.
Spain
Local time: 04:49
Grading comment
Sounds good. Thank you Irene!
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4 +2worn-out disc
Irene Schlotter, Dipl.-Übers.


  

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
worn-out disc


Explanation:
This simply refers to the disc being worn-out.

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Note added at 1 Stunde (2008-03-11 14:29:53 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

References:

1 - www.med.nyu.edu/communications/nyuphysician_winter0405/asse...

Title below photo: Artificial Disks Replace ***Worn-Out Ones*** to Stop Back Pain from Degenerative Disk Disease

Reference in text body:
The ***worn-out disk*** is removed and a piece of bone is grafted between the vertebrae above and below it.

2- http://www.spineuniverse.com/displayarticle.php/article1078....

The standard surgical procedure approaches the cervical disc from the front with removal of the entire ***worn-out disc*** and elimination of the compression on the nerve.

Apparently both spellings - disc and disk - are accepted.

Irene Schlotter, Dipl.-Übers.
Spain
Local time: 04:49
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Sounds good. Thank you Irene!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Teri Szucs
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Teri.

agree  Ximena Novoa: definitely it's "worn-out", also herniated disc is correct; I know because I've had two of them partially removed already! Exactly: the outer membrane is so worn out that it sticks out, and sometimes goes out of place (prolapsed disc).
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Ximena. I think that 'worn-out' refers to the substance (i. e. worn-out due to wear and tear, partially fractured, etc.) whereas 'herniated' implies its random movement from its normal place (possibly due to the disc being worn out). Poor you!
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