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What does an artificial disc replacement entail?
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Like a fusion
Similar to a disk fusion, access to the spine is from the front.
The disk is removed, the vertebrae are prepared and the disk replacement is placed in between the two vertebrae. Find a neurosurgeon or ortho spine surgeon who does many of these to achieve maximal success.

In brief: Like a fusion
Similar to a disk fusion, access to the spine is from the front.
The disk is removed, the vertebrae are prepared and the disk replacement is placed in between the two vertebrae. Find a neurosurgeon or ortho spine surgeon who does many of these to achieve maximal success.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Dr. Michael Shapiro
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Surgery
Artificial disc replacement surgery entails removal of the the disc and restoration of normal disc space height.
Once the disc is removed and the disc space is prepared appropriately and sized for the proper implant then the artificial disc replacement is inserted into the disc space. The implant is fixed to the bone by various different methods depending on the implant chosen.

In brief: Surgery
Artificial disc replacement surgery entails removal of the the disc and restoration of normal disc space height.
Once the disc is removed and the disc space is prepared appropriately and sized for the proper implant then the artificial disc replacement is inserted into the disc space. The implant is fixed to the bone by various different methods depending on the implant chosen.
Dr. Michael Shapiro
Dr. Michael Shapiro
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Dr. Robert Masson
Neurosurgery
In brief: Microsurgery
artificial disc replacement is a substitute for the historical standard which is disc removal and fusion.
There are many factors that determine which one a person should have, but there are many advantages to disc replacement with artificial disc including early mobilization, range of motion and reduced risk of future disc problems. Seek an expert for a well done solution and best options.

In brief: Microsurgery
artificial disc replacement is a substitute for the historical standard which is disc removal and fusion.
There are many factors that determine which one a person should have, but there are many advantages to disc replacement with artificial disc including early mobilization, range of motion and reduced risk of future disc problems. Seek an expert for a well done solution and best options.
Dr. Robert Masson
Dr. Robert Masson
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