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Who is a good candidate for artificial disc replacement surgery?
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Dr. Robert Masson
Neurosurgery
In brief: Active person
Artificial disc is most relevant in a person who needs physical performance in their personal or employment lives, maximizing range of motion, rehab, early return to function and reducing the long term risk of adjacent level wear and tear.

In brief: Active person
Artificial disc is most relevant in a person who needs physical performance in their personal or employment lives, maximizing range of motion, rehab, early return to function and reducing the long term risk of adjacent level wear and tear.
Dr. Robert Masson
Dr. Robert Masson
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Almost the same as a
Basically the same as a candidate for a cervical or lumbar fusion.
There are more specific indications and contraindications for this than with a fusion & it has not been demonstrated to be superior to a fusion in the published studies to date. There cannot be any significant disc or facet joint arthritis, any instability, infection, bone density loss, spine deformity as well as several more.

In brief: Almost the same as a
Basically the same as a candidate for a cervical or lumbar fusion.
There are more specific indications and contraindications for this than with a fusion & it has not been demonstrated to be superior to a fusion in the published studies to date. There cannot be any significant disc or facet joint arthritis, any instability, infection, bone density loss, spine deformity as well as several more.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Let me explain
Neck pain? Arm pain? Weakness? Numbness? Replacement of the disc is generally indicated for use in the c3-c7 levels of the cervical spine to treat symptoms such as arm pain or weakness caused by cervical disc disease.

In brief: Let me explain
Neck pain? Arm pain? Weakness? Numbness? Replacement of the disc is generally indicated for use in the c3-c7 levels of the cervical spine to treat symptoms such as arm pain or weakness caused by cervical disc disease.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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