Hybrid Disc Replacement


A Cervical hybrid artificial disc replacement is the new treatment for a degenerated or herniated disc in a patient with a prior fusion. With this procedure after the discectomy is performed, an artificial disc replacement is placed in the disc space and either spikes or a keel are used to stabilize the spine. At a prior level there has already been a fusion performed or can be performed during our procedure. This combination of arthroplasty and fusion eliminates painful motion from the involved disc and eliminates the comorbidities associated with a fusion. Complete range of motion is achieved within 2-12 weeks. Patients are not required to wear a soft collar, unless needed for comfort while driving.