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Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery
Approximately 88%: Several outcome studies have shown that approximately 88% of patients who undergo cervical disc replacement surgery have good results. This compared favorably to arthrodesis good results of 85%. Additionally, cervical disc replacement surgery significantly decrease adjacent disc disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In essence the adjoining surfaces of a vertebra are cut off to expose good healthy bleeding bone. A metallic implant flat on the bone side and concave and rimmed on the disc side are imlpanted with a metal ball bearing trapped my the concavity and rim complete the implants. As one moves the ball bearing is allowed to move within the precisely machined nd matched plates, ...Read more
Follow: the doctors orders. i'm sure the surgeon has prepared you for the surgery. ...Read more
Cervical disc replacement surgery. What are the risks? How big is the chance of becoming paralysed?
Low risk: The chances of becoming paralysed are very low. There are the typical risks as involved in any surgery, anesthesia, bleeding, scarring, and there are the risks specific to the disc replacement, such as dislodgement of the prosthesis, nerve issues, continued pain, need for revision surgery or surgery at other levels. Except for dislodgement of the disc, the risks are about the same as a fusion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cervical disc replacement surgery. C4-c5, c5-c6 to be replaced with 2 mobile device. How is device secured? Is it by screws? Will it come off easily?
Probably not best: Option. Make sure your surgeon is well trained. In select patients a total disc replacement (tdr) is a good option, however you must meet specific criteria for it to be a good option in you. And this is for one-level tdr. 2-level tdr posses a few other issues, and something that you must be advised by your surgeon. There are a few better surgeries for a 2 level problem than tdr. Ask your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Like a fusion: A cervical disc arthroplasty (disc replacement) is approached the same way a cervical fusion is done. Which is through a small incision in the front of the neck. But instead of placing bone graft in the space that the disc used to occupy for fusion, it is replaced with a mobile disc replacement. The procedure takes just as long as a fusion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has anybody had a cervical disc replacement and fusion with plates and screws? Would he be permanently stiff?
Common procedure: An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with instrumentation is a common procedure to address cervical disc herniations, degenerative spondylosis and occasional to treat instability from trauma. A fusion will eliminate the motion at the involved joint segments. Most patients do well. For very good information and videos, check out spine-health.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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