Everything You Need To Know About Artificial Disc Replacement or Spinal Fusion Treatment

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What is Artificial Disc Replacement or Spinal Fusion

Disc Replacement

Low back pain is sometimes a cause of disability in the United States and worldwide. At least 70 to 80% of people experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Artificial disk replacement is a new surgical procedure that can relieve low back pain. It is similar to hip and knee joint replacements. The disk replacement substitutes the intervertebral disk in the spine with a mechanical device. The device will restore motion to the spine and it will replace the worn and degenerated disk.

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After unsuccessful treatments from Turkey, Medanta gave me almost second life: Tabatha Haider, Iraq

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Artificial Disc Replacement or Spinal Fusion Treatment

Musculoskeletal & Spine Surgeries

This technology was used in Europe for more than ten years. Artificial disk replacement got FDA approval for use in the US in the year 2004. Over the past years, many other disk replacement designs are being developed and are currently being tested.

Lumbar Fusion and other Disk Replacement Surgeries

Lumbar fusion surgery is used for treating low back pain in patients who cannot be cured by other non-surgical methods. Many people who are suffering from low back pain get relief with lumbar fusion, but the results may vary. For example, a patient with spinal stenosis who has a fusion procedure may have a different result from a patient who does the fusion to help back pain which is caused by disk degeneration.

Moreover, some patients undergo fusion surgeries that heal perfectly; still, they do not find any improvement in their back pain. The failure can be improved after the surgery, but some doctors believe that it is because fusion prevents normal motion in the spine. For low back pain, artificial disk replacement is an alternative treatment option.

Who can be a candidate for disk replacement?

To find who can be a good candidate for disk replacement, the surgeon will require you to do a few tests. These tests may include discography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), x-rays, and CT scans. These tests will help surgeons to determine the source of the pain. Candidates for disk replacement should have:

  • Not be overweight.
  • Back pain is caused by one or two intervertebral discs in the lumbar spine.
  • No facet joint disease or bony compression on nerves.
  • No kind of deformity.
  • No surgery done before in the lumbar spine.

The surgical implantation procedure is performed through an incision in the abdomen. This is similar to the anterior lumbar underbody fusion.

During this procedure, the organs and blood vessels have to be moved to the side. This will allow your surgeon to focus on the spine without moving the other nerves.

A vascular surgeon will assist the orthopedic surgeon with the opening and exposure of the disk space. The surgery will take about two to three hours. It is important that you gather information about this procedure before you think of undergoing it.

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