Disc replacement surgery is an alternative to traditional spinal fusion techniques. Not only does this technique prevent the limitation in range of motion seen with spinal fusion, it also has a shorter recovery time.
Biocompatible replacement discs are approved by the FDA and can be used in various areas of the spine.
Ideally, disc replacement surgery is recommended if there are only one or two discs requiring the treatment. For more extensive spinal damage, another form of treatment may be preferred.
What are Artificial Discs Made Of?
Your artificial replacement disc is made of materials that accommodate health and movement within the spinal column. In most cases, they are crafted out of biocompatible metals like titanium, which is also used in joint replacement in the knee or hip. Not only does your body naturally accept this hypoallergenic structure, the prosthetic discs promote healthy bone around them.
Recovery After Your Procedure
During traditional disc replacement surgery, you can plan on about 2-4 days of recovery time in the hospital. At The Robotic Spine Institute, our advancements reduce the invasiveness of traditional surgical techniques for such procedures; as such, you can be discharged sooner and enjoy a shorter recovery in the convenience of your own home.
Who is a Candidate for Disc Replacement Surgery?
As with any type of surgery, it is important that you are fairly healthy. Because spinal discs bear a significant amount of load and play a huge role in supporting your entire body, candidates for the treatment should be of a healthy weight, not have significant pressure or disease within the joint, and have not had previous spinal surgery in that area.
Our highly experienced and reputable spine surgeon in Orange County use robotic technology to provide minimally invasive disc replacement surgery that’s effective for relieving chronic pain. For further information or to schedule a consultation to find out if you are a candidate for this state-of-the-art procedure please contact The Robotic Spine Institute at 714.690.2037 or visit www.TheRoboticSpineInstitute.com.