Artificial Disc Replacement
Cervical disc arthroplasty is a surgical procedure performed by a neurosurgeon to remove a damaged disc and replace it with an artificial disc. The artificial disc acts as a joint allowing the normal function of the neck: rotation, flexion, extension and bending to be restored.
Disc replacement surgery is reserved for patients who have tried other non-surgical options that have not worked successfully. It is recommended for patients with degenerative cervical disc disease or unresolved pain from a cervical disc herniation. The cervical disc arthroplasty is offered to candidates as an alternative to a spinal fusion.