Artificial Disc Replacement

Artificial Disc Replacement

Artificial Disc Replacement

The artificial disc replacement procedure is performed in patients with chronic back pain. The method involves replacing a painful disc with a prosthetic implant to relieve pain without compromising the natural anatomical structure of the spine. The surgery is performed either on the lumbar spine or the cervical spine. The artificial discs have structural similarities to the damaged discs and have similar functions, including acting as shock absorbers.

Artificial discs are made of either metals or biopolymer materials or a combination of both materials. The total disc replacement designs usually have two plates, one is attached to the vertebrae above the disc which is being replaced, and the other plate is attached to the vertebrae below. These devices allow motion by sliding across each other.

The team of spine surgeons at UMMC is highly skilled and treats several spinal disorders like spinal dysraphism, spinal tumors, and minimally invasive spinal surgeries. We have cutting-edge technologies such as neuronavigational system, ultrasonic aspirator, intra-operative imaging, which are routinely used for spinal surgeries. Our team makes genuine efforts to offer conservative pain management and long-lasting solutions based on the patient’s needs.

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UMMC Sugarland

1211 Hwy 6,

Sugarland, TX 77478



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