Cervical Disc Replacement
Fast facts on Cervical Disc Replacement:
- Recent advance over traditional anterior cervical fusion.
- The damaged disc is replaced with an 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.
What is CDR?
CDR was created as a way to keep motion after a decompression treatment while avoiding some of the problems that come with fusion and posterior cervical spine procedures. Despite the fact that cervical fusion and posterior foraminotomy have been shown to be successful in the literature, substantial rates of mid- and long-term problems have been recorded. CDR has also been linked to a number of surgical difficulties and challenges, despite the fact that advancements in implant design have led to an increase in usage. Several devices are currently available, each with its own set of materials, designs, and consequences.
Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery Signs and Symptoms
- You’ve tried the finest treatments, yet they’re not working.
- A damaged disc in your spine is the root of your discomfort.
- A strained nerve in your neck or back is causing you troubles.
A 48-year-old male with left-sided radiating arm pain due to a left-sided disc herniation at the C5-6 level. Failed non-operative treatment. He underwent C5-C6 disc replacement with an excellent outcome