Cervical Disc Arthroplasty

(Artificial Disc Replacement)

I have been doing cervical disc arthroplasty since 2006. It is indicated in certain patients with neck problems in whom spinal fusion may be felt to be too aggressive. The procedure is similar to anterior cervical fusion but disc replacement can allow for more rapid return to activities and may also allow for a decrease in the development of new arthritis above and below the implant. There are certain relative contraindications to consider in consultation with your surgeon.

This procedure replaces a degenerative or damaged spinal disc with an implant designed to preserve motion in your neck. This procedure can relieve the pain of compressed nerves in the cervical spine.