Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fewer reoperations seen with cervical disc replacement

(HealthDay)—Total disc replacement (TDR) is associated with a lower reoperation rate and longer time to reoperation compared with anterior cervical fusion (ACF), according to a study published in the June 15 issue of Spine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study questions effect of disc replacement on low back pain

(HealthDay)—Although total disc replacement for chronic low back pain due to degenerative disc disease yields statistically significant improvements compared to conventional fusion, the clinical relevance is unclear and ...

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Good stability with artificial disc plus cage fusion

(HealthDay) -- For patients with multi-level cervical disc herniation, artificial cervical disc replacement and adjacent segment cage fusion achieves definite stabilization and satisfactory mobility, according to research ...