Motion Preserving Disc Replacement
Total Disc Replacement surgery is a minimally invasive spinal surgery that is used to treat degenerated and damaged discs in the spine. In this procedure, the damaged disc is removed and replaced with an artificial disc. Replacing the degenerated disc with an artificial disc preserves the natural structure and height of the spine and also restores fluid movement and flexibility. The goal of this surgery is to preserve motion and ensure patients can return to activities.
- Like other minimally invasive spine surgeries, there are many benefits of total disc replacement. Some of these benefits include:
- Reduces damage and degeneration of other discs
- Reduced pain
Faster recovery time
- Less post-surgical complications
- Increases range of motion and flexibility post-surgery
WHAT IS TOTAL DISC REPLACEMENT SURGERY?
MOTION PRESERVATION / TOTAL DISC REPLACEMENT SURGERY
There are many surgical solutions for treating DDD depending upon a patient’s diagnosis, physical condition, surgeon’s training, and other factors. Your surgeon will discuss the options that are available for your situation. One of those options may include an anterior fusion surgical procedure called Total Disc Replacement (TDR) or Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion (ACDF) for neck (cervical) conditions, Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) or Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LLIF) for low back (lumbar) conditions.
Complete disc replacement surgery is designed to relieve pain and improve patient outcomes by removing the degenerated disc and replacing it with an artificial disc. Lumbar Disc Replacement (LDR) is an alternative to spinal fusion surgery that fuses two vertebrae together to treat Degenerative Disc Disease. Compared to fusion, LDR provides increased range of motion and flexibility, is less invasive, and has fewer post-surgery complications.