What is Disc Replacement?

Disc replacement is a highly advanced orthopaedic procedure that involves the surgical replacement of a damaged disc joint with a new prosthetic component made of metal or plastic. The procedure is recommended to relieve pain and other symptoms triggered by a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. This may be the result of an underlying medical condition or severe spinal trauma or injury sustained in an accident. Unlike spinal fusion, disc replacement does not alter the dynamics and biomechanics of the spine. Although the procedure is comparatively newer, it has gained tremendous impetus owing to its excellent outcomes.

Spinal disc replacement is not an option for everyone and there are certain eligibility criteria that are considered to assess your eligibility for the same. It is usually the last resort of treatment for patients who are not responding well to oral medication and therapies

Some of the major indications of artificial disc replacement include:

  • Disc degeneration which is evident in MRI
  • Persistent pain that lasts more than 6 months
  • Post facetectomy syndrome
  • Segmental instability
  • Degenerative scoliosis
  • Degenerative spondylolisthesis
  • Unstable spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Isthmic spondylolisthesis

Things you need to know 

  • The surgical procedure takes anywhere between 2 to 3 hours
  • Depending upon the type of replacement, you will be required to stay in the hospital for around 2 days to a week or even more
  • The average length of stay is variable and might extend up to 2 weeks.

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How to prepare for the treatment? 

  • You will be required to undergo detailed screening and test for proper evaluation and assessment.
  • You need to strictly refrain from smoking
  • You need to make sure that your doctor is well aware of your medical history
  • You need to inform your doctor about any medication that you have been taking
  • You need to discuss the potential outcomes with your doctor and prepare yourself mentally

Procedure involved

  • The procedure is performed under the influence of anaesthesia
  • The surgical site will be cleaned followed by making an incision to access the affected disc
  • The damaged disc will be carefully removed from between the vertebral columns and the end surface of the later is cleaned properly to make way for the placement of the prosthetic disc
  • The vertebral bodies might also be eased apart so as to alleviate pressure on the pinched nerve.
  • The prosthetic disc is carefully inserted into the disc space and fixed in position.
  • The incision is sealed and covered

What to expect after the procedure? 

  • After the procedure, you will be shifted to the recovery room where you will be kept under observation till you gain consciousness
  • You might experience slight pain and discomfort which is normal and can be taken care of with the help of the prescribed pain killers
  • You need to avoid lifting heavy objects and refrain from any kind of rigorous physical activity that may put an unnecessary strain on your back
  • You need to wear a special corset for around 6 weeks.
  • Potential risks that you need to know about
  • Dislocation of artificial disc
  • Fracture
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Loosening of spinal stenosis
     

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