Cervical artificial disc surgery is a type of joint replacement procedure, or arthroplasty, that involves inserting a cervical artificial disc into the neck after a diseased spinal disc has been removed.
An artificial disc for the neck is designed to preserve mobility within the disc space and throughout the treated vertebral segment.
Through a small incision made near the front of your neck (a surgical approach called the anterior approach) your surgeon will:
Knowing what to expect during your procedure can help you face your spine surgery with confidence. Your doctor can give you additional details about the procedure.
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