Published Articles and Outcomes
- Cervical Hybrid TDR/ACDF Outcomes Over Time
- Lumbar Disc Replacement Outcomes
- Lumbar Disc Replacement Two Year Outcomes
- Aesculap Announces Landmark Publication in Spine on the Disc-to-Disc activL® Artificial Disc
- Biomechanical Characterization of an Annulus-Sparing Spinal Disc Prosthesis
- Defining the Ideal Lumbar Total Disc Replacement Patient and Standard of Care
- In Vivo Testing of a Spinal Interbody Prosthesis with Preliminary Results
- Safety and Efficiency of Cervical Disc Arthroplasty in Ambulatory Surgery Centers vs. Hospital Settings
- Stiffness of Prosthetic Nucleus Determines Stiffness of Reconstructed Lumbar Calf Spine
Total Disc Replacement is the surgical replacement of a cervical or lumbar disc. This procedure preserves motion at the surgical levels and is an alternative to fusion surgery.
Lumbar Disc Replacement
An incision is made by a general surgeon in the front (abdomen area) and then going retroperitoneal to expose the front part of the spine. Fluoroscopy, or live x-ray, is used to determine the correct level(s) to be operated. The disc is removed and a disc replacement device is implanted. The procedure typically takes approximately 1-3 hours.
Cervical Disc Replacement
The surgeon makes an incision in the front part of the neck. Fluoroscopy, or live x-ray, is used to determine the correct level(s) to be operated. The disc tissue is removed and a disc replacement device is implanted. The procedure typically takes approximately 1-2 hours.