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What is a disc arthroplasty?
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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
4 doctors agree
In brief: A disc replacement
Certain individuals with lumbar or cervical disc disease can qualify for a disc replacement.
Somewhat similar to hip and knee replacements done today. The purpose of this procedure is to maintain motion at the level with the disc pathology. This helps to prevent further degeneration of the disc that are adjacent to the level operated on in the future.

In brief: A disc replacement
Certain individuals with lumbar or cervical disc disease can qualify for a disc replacement.
Somewhat similar to hip and knee replacements done today. The purpose of this procedure is to maintain motion at the level with the disc pathology. This helps to prevent further degeneration of the disc that are adjacent to the level operated on in the future.
Dr. Greg Khounganian
Dr. Greg Khounganian
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Dr. Stan Lee
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Disk replacement
Disk replacement is a surgery to replace the native disk in the neck or back.
It is a newer technique that, though fda approved for safety, has shown marginal benefit in the low back. In the neck there is more theoretical benefit, however, long term results are pending, and the alternative of an anterior cervical fusion has a long track record of outstanding results.

In brief: Disk replacement
Disk replacement is a surgery to replace the native disk in the neck or back.
It is a newer technique that, though fda approved for safety, has shown marginal benefit in the low back. In the neck there is more theoretical benefit, however, long term results are pending, and the alternative of an anterior cervical fusion has a long track record of outstanding results.
Dr. Stan Lee
Dr. Stan Lee
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Surgery...
Depending upon the level of involvement; this is a surgical procedure aimed at correcting degenerative spinal disease/disc problems.

In brief: Surgery...
Depending upon the level of involvement; this is a surgical procedure aimed at correcting degenerative spinal disease/disc problems.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. Donald Hohman Jr
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
In brief: Replacement
Of your disk (cartilage shock absorber) in your neck between two bones (vertebrae) with metal and polyethylene.
Similar to knee replacement in theory.

In brief: Replacement
Of your disk (cartilage shock absorber) in your neck between two bones (vertebrae) with metal and polyethylene.
Similar to knee replacement in theory.
Dr. Donald Hohman Jr
Dr. Donald Hohman Jr
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