Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery Implant UK Supplier
Artificial cervical disc replacement (also known as a total disc replacement) is a type or surgical procedure in which degenerated intervertebral discs in the cervical spinal column are replaced with an artificial disc implant, this is often referred to as an Intervertebral Disc Arthroplasty.
Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery
Wear and tear or injury to your neck area can result in a narrowing of your spinal cord which causes pressure on the nerves and causes pain. Think of it as your cervical spine is the vertebrae stacked on top of each other in your neck, and between these bones is a disc that cushions your neck and allows it to move freely. When your neck injures the neck bones start to compress and this causes a pressure on the spinal nerves.
What happens during cervical disc replacement surgery?
Whilst under general anaesthetic your surgeon will make an incision in the side or front of your neck and will carefully access the disc that needs replacing to remove it. Once removed, an artificial disc will be implanted in its place and you will then be closed with stitches. Immediately after your surgery you will be taken to a recovery ward where staff will assess your blood pressure, heart rate and breathing. Once you have recovered from any effects of the anaesthetic you will then be able to eat and drink. In most cases you will be required to spend approximately 1-2 nights in hospital.
After Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery you will not be able to drive until released to do so by your consultant. You also may require Physiotherapy to help you slowly increase activity levels.
Implants for Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
Lindare Medical supply a wide range of implants designed for cervical disc replacement surgery. Below are all of the state-of-the-art implants currently available which we can supply to Hospitals and Surgeons to perform cervical disc replacement.