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Cervical Arthroplasty / Cervical Disc Replacement

Cervical Arthroplasty / Cervical Disc Replacement

Cervical disc replacement is a surgical procedure designed to address cervical disc degeneration, a condition that often leads to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility in the neck. In this procedure, a damaged or deteriorated cervical disc is replaced with an artificial disc to restore function and alleviate symptoms. During the surgery, the surgeon typically makes an incision in the front of the neck to access the cervical spine.

 

Unlike traditional fusion procedures, which involve removing the disc and fusing adjacent vertebrae, cervical disc replacement aims to maintain natural motion in the spine. The damaged disc is carefully removed, and an artificial disc, often made of metal or a combination of metal and plastic, is implanted in its place. This artificial disc is designed to mimic the natural movement and function of a healthy disc, allowing for continued flexibility and motion in the neck.

Cervical disc replacement is considered an alternative to cervical fusion, offering the potential advantages of preserving range of motion and reducing the risk of adjacent segment degeneration. It is commonly recommended for individuals with symptomatic cervical disc disease who have not found relief from conservative treatments. The ultimate goal of cervical disc replacement is to relieve pain, restore function, and improve the overall quality of life for individuals experiencing cervical disc degeneration. As with any surgical procedure, the decision to undergo cervical disc replacement should be made in consultation with a qualified healthcare professional, taking into consideration the specific needs and circumstances of the patient.

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Conditions Related To Cervical Arthroplasty

Kyphosis

Kyphosis is a medical term used to describe an excessive outward curvature of the spine, leading to a forward rounding or hump-like appearance in the upper back or thoracic region.

Radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy is a condition characterized by compression or irritation of the nerve roots in the cervical spine (neck region). This compression can result in pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness that radiates into the arms.

Myelopathy

Cervical myelopathy is a condition characterized by dysfunction of the spinal cord in the neck region, specifically in the cervical spine. It is often caused by compression or narrowing of the spinal canal, leading to a range of neurological symptoms.

Cervical Stenosis

Cervical stenosis refers to the narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck region, known as the cervical spine. This narrowing can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots, leading to a variety of symptoms.

Headaches

Headaches are a common and often disruptive condition that can vary in intensity, duration, and cause. They can stem from a variety of factors, and understanding the different types of headaches can be crucial for effective management.

Neck Pain/Stiffness

Neck pain and stiffness are common symptoms that many individuals experience at some point in their lives. These symptoms can arise from various causes, ranging from muscle strain to underlying medical conditions.

Herniated Disc

Cervical herniated disc is a condition that occurs when the outer layer of a disc in the neck region tears, causing the inner material to protrude and potentially irritate nearby nerves.

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