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The use of cervical arthroplasty ("artificial disc") has increased rapidly over the past few years. Nonetheless, this should be considered an extremely advanced surgical procedure requiring both training and experience.
Patients often ask me, “What about newer technologies for spine surgery?”
One of the most promising new technologies in cervical spine surgery and the treatment of cervical radiculopathy, or nerve damage, is the artificial cervical disc replacement also known as cervical arthroplasty.
This has been a significant upgrade over spinal fusion surgery. The purpose of this particular surgery is to maintain range of motion and preserve a more normal neck physiology. By doing so, the discs levels above and below the level of surgery will not degenerate. Studies have shown that patients have similar or even superior results with less downtime and quicker recovery.
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