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A 49-year-old male asked:

Is cervical disc replacement still considered experimental or is it accepted practice?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Artificial disc: Cervical artificial discs are fda approved and several are on the market. The hope is that artificial discs will reduce the rate of adjacent level disc herniation in comparison to fused levels. Until that distinction or benefit is clear some insurance companies consider artificial disc surgery experimental.
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Accepted option: There are several cervical artificial discs that are fda approved. The critical issue is proper patient selection. They are an accepted option. Check out spine-health.Com.
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