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How can total artificial disc prosthesis help?
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Keeps motion
The benefits of successful disk replacement include preservation of motion of the spine, no stress on the adjacement disk spaces, and avoidance of fusion.
They are not for every patient and there are some pretty strict guidelines as to when they are useful. See a surgeon who does them often with great experience in this surgery.

In brief: Keeps motion
The benefits of successful disk replacement include preservation of motion of the spine, no stress on the adjacement disk spaces, and avoidance of fusion.
They are not for every patient and there are some pretty strict guidelines as to when they are useful. See a surgeon who does them often with great experience in this surgery.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: The same as a fusion
If you have been indicated for a total disc replacement, the results have been shown to be equal to that of a spinal fusion in the properly indicated patient.
The goal is pain relief in both procedures with the theory being that by maintaining motion, you may reduce the chance of an adjacent disc level from going bad. This has not been proven to date.

In brief: The same as a fusion
If you have been indicated for a total disc replacement, the results have been shown to be equal to that of a spinal fusion in the properly indicated patient.
The goal is pain relief in both procedures with the theory being that by maintaining motion, you may reduce the chance of an adjacent disc level from going bad. This has not been proven to date.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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