OPTIONS FOR TREATING A HERNIATED DISC
“What Is Cervical Arthroplasty?”
by Dr. Benjamin Geddes
Yeah, cervical arthroplasty refers to a surgery in the neck that the goal of which is to preserve motion. It's the approach for the surgeries through the front of the neck.
There are really two ways to get to the spine. One is the front and one is the back. This would be a way through the front of the neck with the goal of going in and removing the disc material and removing any bone spurs that form that are pushing on the nerves of the spinal cord. And then in the space that we've created, inserting a disc replacement device, just like you'd have in your hip and knee that grows into the bone and allows for normal mechanics and motion of the spine.
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