Lumbar Disc Replacement Surgery Implant UK Supplier
Artificial Lumbar disc replacement involves replacing a worn or degenerated disc found in the lower part of the spine with an artificial disc made from a combination of metal and plastic. Lumber disc replacement is generally seen as an alternative to the more common spinal fusion procedure.
Lumbar Disc Replacement Surgery
It is roughly estimated that approximately 70-80% of people will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives and for the patients who have exhausted all nonsurgical options, a Spinal Lumber Disc Replacement procedure will be recommended.
What happens during lumbar disc replacement surgery?
A lumber disc replacement will involve a surgical procedure which makes an incision in your abdomen (this approach allows for access to the lower spinal region without moving the nerves). During the procedure, your surgeon will remove your problematic disc and then insert an artificial disc implant into the disc space.
Most artificial disc devices comprise of a nucleus (centre) and an annulus (outer ring) to replicate that of a real disc. In most cases, total artificial disc replacements substitute both the annulus and nucleus with a mechanical device that will simulate spinal function.
In most cases, patients will stay in hospital for 1 to 3 days depending on how well-controlled the pain is and how well the return to normal movement is. Most patients can expect improvement of lower back pain and disability in weeks to months following surgery.
Implants for Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement
We supply a range of artificial discs for lumbar surgery including the TOPS System and the G-Device. All with their own merits and purpose for specific types of lumbar spine surgery.