Unlike early Spinal Fusion Total Disc Replacement is designed to replicate the structure and performance of a natural disc.
Total Disc Replacement characteristics accurately replicate the natural disc, allowing the implant to work in concert with the remaining human discs. With Total Disc Replacement the resulting natural functionality of the entire spinal curve will provide the best chance for a full recovery. In addition, future complications will be eliminated by reducing adjacent level degeneration and strain on the muscles and ligaments.
This “Quality of Motion” is a major patient benefit with Total Disc Replacement!
Total Disc Replacement offers an innovative option compared to other surgical solutions like fusion surgery or discectomy because of its unique design, which is based on the qualities of the natural disc.
The Total Disc Replacement is the only artificial disc that incorporates an artificial nucleus (made from polycarbonate urethane) and a woven fiber annulus (made from polyethylene). The Total Disc Replacement nucleus and annulus are designed to provide the same physiologic motion characteristics of a natural disc. Extensive biomechanical testing with the Total Disc Replacement lumbar disc has demonstrated equivalent Quality of Motion compared to the healthy disc.
Together, the Total Disc Replacement‘s artificial nucleus and annulus provide compressive capabilities and a controlled range of natural motion in all 6 degrees of freedom. This “natural” motion is designed to provide the freedom to move your back naturally.
The Total Disc Replacement has two titanium outer plates for anchoring the disc into the bone of the vertebral body. These outer plates are coated with a titanium plasma spray that promotes bone growth into the metal plates
Total Disc Replacement at Surgery Center CA
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