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Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement C5-6
Prof. Seong Yi Severance Hospital | Republic of Korea Speciality : Neurosurgery

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Published : 2019-05-17  Views : 645 Likes :
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Goals for Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement are to relieve nerve compression
and to maintain motion at the repaired spinal level. Implanting an artificial disc such as
the Prestige LP cervical disc in the neck is serious surgery. The Prestige LP cervical disc is
inserted very close to important nerves and blood vessels.

A single-level cervical ADR surgery commonly involves the following steps:
- The patient lies face up on a table. General anesthesia is applied so the patient goes
  to sleep (becomes unconscious) and does not feel pain or discomfort during
  the procedure.
- A 1- to 2-inch incision is made in the front of the neck.
- The affected disc is removed, as are any disc fragments or osteophytes (bone spurs)
   that are pressing on a nerve root or the spinal cord.
- The disc space is restored to its normal disc height to help relieve pressure on
   the surrounding nerves.
- Using live x-ray imaging (fluoroscopy) for visual guidance, the artificial disc device is
  placed in the prepared disc space. More than one artificial disc size may be tried
  before the surgeon decides on the best fit. The specifics of how the artificial disc is
  implanted can vary depending on the type of disc.
- After the artificial disc is placed and attached to the 2 adjacent vertebrae (above and
  below), the incision is sewn up.

Risk Factors
- Multilevel surgery(The risk for complications, such as hardware failure or
   adjacent segment disease, is higher when 2 discs are replaced at the same time.)
- Smoking
- Severe spinal degeneration

- Confirmed cervical disc disease (with myelography)
- Radicular pain and/or neurological deficits caused by a problematic disc.
- Nonsurgical treatments have been tried
- Surgery would be well tolerated

- Advanced spinal degeneration
- Weakened bones
- Prior cervical spine surgery
- Allergy to artificial disc material

- Difficulty with speaking and/or swallowing
- Heterotopic ossification
- Artificial disc migration
- Pain not relieved
- Adverse reactioon to metal
- Paralysis



Chief Complaint
Lt arm pain, numbness

Herniated Cervical Disc (HCD)
D5-6 Lt Ruptured

■ Microscope : CarlZeiss Pentero

■ Navigation : Medtronic

■ Surgical Drill :    -

■ 3D Camera : 3DMedivision M-Flix

■ 3D Recorder : 3DMedivision R-Flix
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