What is a Cervical Disc Replacement?
Why is a Cervical Disc Replacement Performed?
How is a Cervical Disc Replacement Performed?
You will be put to sleep during this procedure and a tube may be inserted during it to protect your airway and aid your breathing. Once the procedure starts, monitors are placed to check your heart, blood pressure, and oxygen levels. The area of the incision will be cleaned with a special solution before it is made. Once the site has been cleansed, a one-inch to two-inch incision will be made on the side or front of your neck. The important structures in your neck are carefully moved aside so that the cervical disk can be seen. The cervical disk is removed and replaced by an artificial disk. The incision is then closed with stitches under the skin, with stitches that minimize any visible scarring. A small dressing is applied over the area after it’s sewn up.
What To Expect After a Cervical Disc Replacement
Frequently Asked Questions about Cervical Disc Replacement
What is the success rate for Cervical Disc Replacement?
There is actually a 95 percent success rate with Cervical Disc Replacement surgery.