What is Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery?
A cervical disc replacement is a procedure that includes removing and replacing a harmed or degenerated cervical disk with an artificial disk. The cervical discs are the cushions between the neck’s bones. Discs damaged either by injury or by degeneration can cause pain.
When a portion of a disc leaves its usual place, it can pressure the central spinal cord or the individual nerve roots at each vertebral stage that leave the spinal cord. In the long run, the body’s response to a broken disc is the development of bone spurs, known as osteophytes, which can also force the spinal cord or nervous tissue. Disorder and degeneration may lead to neck pain or neurological symptoms that may include discomfort, pain, or weakness that radiate in one or both arms from the neck.
What are the symptoms leading to the doctor’s recommendation – Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery?
- Difficulty moving arms
Evaluations for Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
- Physical examination
- CT scan
Treatment for Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
The neck area where the incision is to be made is cleaned. On the neck side or front, a small incision is made. In order to ensure a good vision of the vertebraes and the cervical disc, the important structures of the necks are carefully moved to the side. The cervical disc is removed which is being replaced. In the empty disc space, the artificial disc is secured. The incision is covered with a tiny dressing, a stiff or smooth neck collar can be placed on the neck to limit movement.
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|BLK Super Speciality Hospital
|W Pratiksha Hospital
|Sharda University Hospital