How long do I need to wear the neck brace after a cervical disc replacement surgery?

Typically. You were the brace mostly for comfort but instructions vary based on surgery and surgeon. If in doubt call your surgeons office and verify your discharge instructions.
Comfort only. We typically discourage bracing for artificial discs, and encourage, progressive, passive early range of motion, mobilization and low impact cardio exercise. It does vary from surgeon to surgeon.
Ask your Surgeon. Typically if you have a total disc replacement, your surgeon wants to encourage motion not limit it. Hence if he/she wants you to wear a collar, it will be for a short time period.

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Cervical disc replacement surgery. What are the risks? How big is the chance of becoming paralysed?

Neurosurgery. Risks depend on surgical skills. Assuming you see board certified neurosurgeon with a few years of experience and good previous record, then risks are very low. Read more...
Very low risk. Actual basic risks are same as cervical fusion, about 1% risk overall. Risk of paralysis is extremely rare, probably 1/5000 at most. Read more...
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 more...

What is cervical disc replacement surgery?

Artificial disk. The diseased disk is removed and in its place an artificial disk is put in. Various designs use metal, or metal and plastic to attach to the two vertebral bodies, but still allow for movement between them. Read more...
Artificial disc. Placement of a prosthesis or artificial disc to replace a damaged symptomatic disc, simultaneously relieving a pinched nerve or spinal cord. Done through the front of the neck or low back. Read more...

Cervical disc replacement surgery. How successful is it?

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 more...
Very. When done for people who have disabling and progressive symptoms, roughly 90% of patients experience substantial improvement and overall patient satisfaction is between 85 and 90% depending on the study! series and product. Read more...
Equal to fusion. Large studies show non inferiority of disc replacement to fusion for single level in the neck. For more information , visit www.eSpine.com. Read more...

What do I need to do before going in for cervical disc replacement surgery?

Follow. the doctors orders. i'm sure the surgeon has prepared you for the surgery. Read more...
Expectations. Outcomes of spine surgery correlate with correlation of symptoms with objective findings. In addition, patient expectations determine outcome. Make sure you have the right surgery and surgeon before undergoing any procedure. For more information , visit www.eSpine.com. Read more...

Has anyone had a cervical disc replacement and returned with great neck range of movement?

Maybe. A cervical fusion can limit rom permanently, but some neck surgeries may be limited in location, such as one level laminectomies, and post-operatively, the neck can dramatically improve. Read more...
YES. Cervical disc replacement surgery is designed to relieve pain and maintain the motion at the motion segment from which the disc is removed and to decrease adjacent disc disease. This accomplished thru one and two level disc replacement surgery. Read more...

Can you provide some advice for someone who's had a cervical disc replacement?

Depends on type. This would depend on the type of cervical disc replacement that was done. Generally, the most common type is an anterior cervical disc excision and fusion. This is where the herniated disc is removed and replaced with a bone graft which then fuses over time. If this is the case, the patient might have some very slight decreased range of motion. Read more...

Acdf vs disc replacement: which one is better? What is the criteria for a cervical disc replacement. I already have a fusion at c5-7. C4-5 herniated

Acdf or New disc. This is a good question. Both treatments are likely to be effective in the short term. Generally, patients with previous fusions should get an extension of their fusion. Disc replacement on the end of prior fusions have been performed but the long term benefits are unknown. Read more...
They are equal good. They are equivalent the decompression that precedes skeletal reconstruction is the effective part of the procedure for arm pain niether treat neck pain well what is you target symptom? Replacement advantages are theoretical in my opinion and comercially exagerated. In my opinion. Read more...
Standard is fusion. The fda approved standard is fusion, but a doctor can make a conscientious decision based on patient needs to consider a hybrid, artificial adjacent to fusion. This is considered an off label solution, but in situations where preserving activity and motion requirements or where adjacent levels would be brought into play, this can be considered by an arthroplasty expert. Read more...