Benefits of Minimally Invasive Artificial Disc Replacement
Artificial disc replacement for lumbar spine or cervical disc replacement is an effective approach that offers a wide range of benefits if performed with a minimally invasive technique.
MINT has an over 98% of success rate in performing this type of minimally invasive surgery. Here are a few benefits of artificial disc replacement performed through minimally invasive techniques. Continue reading!
Improved Spinal Mobility
Whether you undergo cervical or lumbar disc replacement, artificial discs mentioned above function like natural vertebral discs in the spine, allowing greater spinal mobility, range of motion, and strength. On the other hand, fusion surgery uses a bone graft material that fuses the two bones over time and eliminated movement in your spine’s affected area.
Less Stress on Vertebral Structures
Because a disc replacement surgery performed through a minimally invasive technique allows more movement, it does not put a lot of stress on your vertebral structures, especially the vertebral bones above and below the artificial disc. That’s the reason you will recover quickly and prevent further disc degeneration. It means disc replacement surgery has fewer risks of undergoing a secondary procedure.
Fast Rehabilitation Period
Unlike open-back surgery or minimally invasive spinal fusion, artificial disc replacement for lumbar spine has a 2-6 weeks rehabilitation period. On the other hand, open-back surgery can take up to six months, and spinal fusion takes 3-5 months, depending on your physical therapy’s effectiveness. Therefore, you can resume normal day-to-day activities within six weeks.
Why MINT for Artificial Disc Replacement?
MINT has experienced, qualified, and skilled neurosurgeons who use a minimally invasive approach to perform spinal surgeries, including the artificial disc replacement procedure. Our neurosurgeons follow a step-by-step process to diagnose and treat degenerative disc disease.
For instance, our neurosurgeon will perform X-rays, CT scans, discography, and MRI scans to determine if you are a candidate for surgery. If you have scoliosis, we don’t recommend this surgery. If you had a major lumbar spine surgery (open back surgery), you are not a candidate for an artificial disc replacement procedure.
MINT’s neurosurgeons use high-quality artificial discs, such as Centinel pro-disc c and L, Orthodox M6, or Nuvasive Simplify disc, to perform the surgery. Our neurosurgeons are highly trained and skilled to replace your damaged disc with any of these artificial discs based on your condition. Contact us today for artificial disc replacement surgery.