Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery
The goal of the Cervical Disc Replacement procedure is to restore the intervertebral disc height and neuroforaminal height while restoring physiologic motion (similar to that of a healthy disc) in that segment of the spine. The surgery requires complete removal of the unhealthy disc in order to implant the new artificial disc.
After the disc replacement surgery, it has been reported in the European experience and in the U.S. clinical trials that patients can typically expect:
Potential Risks and Complications
In general, the risks of the Artificial Disc replacement include: