Cervical Disc Replacement
Motion Sparing Spinal Technology
What is Cervical Disc Replacement?
Cervical Disc Replacement also called Total Disc Arthroplasty (TDA) is the removal and replacement of one or several impaired discs in the neck with an FDA approved motion sparing artificial disc. There are a number of artificial cervical disc replacements. Globus Secure-C has shown outstanding results at 7 year follow up.Download The 7 Year Clinical Study Results
What is Secure-C made of?
The top and bottom of the Globus Secure-C disc are titanium plates. A polyethyelene core separates the titanium plates and replicates the nucleus of the spines natural discs, allowing them to slide and compress.
Learn more about Secure-C with this patient brochure:Download Secure-C Patient Brochure
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Cervical Disc Replacement vs. Cervical Fusion
Traditional fusion methods which involve replacing the disc with a bone graft (causing the vertebrae to grow together) lead to a complete loss of motion. The cervical spine is the most mobile part of the spine so fusion should be the last, not the first option. Other benefits of Cervical Disc Replacement compared to fusion include:
|CDR vs. CF||Disc Replacement||Fusion|
|Recovery Time||1 week or less||4-6 weeks|
|Range of Motion||Comparable to the natural spine||Complete loss of motion|
|Overall Composite Clinical Success (CCS) (7-year postoperative)||Higher (86.3%)3||Lower (70%)3|
|Adjacent Level Surgery (7-year postoperative)||Less common (4.2%)3||More common (16%)3|
|Neck Disability Index (NDI)||Better clinical outcomes1||Worse clinical outcomes1|
|Visual Analog Scale (VAS) of Neck and Arm Pain Score||Better clinical outcomes1||Worse clinical outcomes1|
Non-union spinal fusion (pseudarthrosis)
|Eliminated because the disc is replaced||Possible because the disks are grafted together|
|Readmission||Less common2||More common2|
|Esophagus Irritation||Less likely because there is no plate placed on the spine||More likely because there is a plate placed on the spine|
To see if Disc Replacement is right for you call us at 305.830.0730 or schedule a consultation today!