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A 60-year-old female asked:

Is a 2 level cervical artificial disc replacement safe and effective? what is the longevity of the disc? how long has it been fda approved?

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Dr. Rowlin Lichter
Orthopedic Surgery 73 years experience
Chartre': The artificial disc has been used in Europe for about a decade and in the US for about half that time. It has been highly successful and prevents adjacent disc injury. The operation for a skilled surgeon is quite simple and fast with minimal complications.
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