Research studies are now showing that Cervical Disc Replacement has better outcomes and overall success when compared to traditional fusion surgery.
According to the North American Spine Society, which is the most respected international society of fellowship-trained spine surgeons, patients who underwent disc replacement surgery on the neck had better functional and neurological success and are were LESS likely to need repeat surgery at the same level and LESS likely to develop problems at the other adjacent levels.
Denver cervical spine surgeon, Dr. Sanjay Jatana is a leader in artificial disc replacement for the neck and has been performing cervical disc replacement surgeries since 2005.
There are an array of artificial disc options in the neck. Dr. Sanjay Jatana has been trained to perform surgery using the following types of artificial discs:
There are certain artificial discs that we emphasize over others because of the motion preservation characteristics, ease of surgical implantation, issues if the disc needs to be replaced, etc. All of these issues are considered by Dr. Jatana in a recommendation of specific artificial disc.
One of the most popular artificial discs for the neck is the Mobi-C artificial disc. It was the first disc to receive FDA approval for two levels in the neck. Click here to learn more about the Mobi-C Artificial Disc available in Denver.