Cervical Disc Replacement
Fast facts on cervical disc replacement:
- Recent advance over traditional anterior cervical fusion.
- Damaged disc is replaced with artificial disc which allows neck range of motion.
- Has been shown to cause fewer complications and repeat surgeries in short term.
- Preferred in younger patients with more active lifestyles.
48 year old male with left sided radiating arm pain due to a left sided disc herniation at C5-6 level. Failed non-operative treatment. He underwent C5-C6 disc replacement with excellent outcome