Artificial Cervical Disk Replacement
Cervical disc replacement is a surgical procedure of replacing the diseased or damaged intervertebral discs in the neck region with an artificial disc to restore the motion of spine. It is considered as an alternative to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Artificial disc replacement is indicated in patients with degenerative disc disease, a condition referred to as a gradual degeneration of the disc between the vertebrae caused by a natural process of aging. Artificial disk designs are of two types- disc nucleus replacement and total disc replacement.