Cervical Disk Replacement
The loss of space between the cervical vertebrae and cervical disk degeneration is common by the age of 60. However some individuals may display more symptoms than others. Individuals may require cervical disk replacement for a variety of reasons. Some people may observe the following symptoms, including:
Neck pain and stiffness
- Pain that radiates to the shoulders and arms
- Weakness in the shoulders, hands, legs, and arms
- Numbness in the arms
At Triangle Orthopaedics, we strive to offer our patients outstanding services and care. In addition, we work with patients through each stage of the recovery process for faster recovery and decreased levels of pain. Learn more about cervical disk replacement through this Triangle Orthopaedic blog.
During cervical disk replacement surgery, a diseased cervical disk is removed and then replaced with an artificial disk. While recovery is different for each patient, most patients can expect to start regular, full activities within 4 to 6 weeks after surgery.
In addition, patients can expect:
- Needing to wear a soft or rigid form of neck support following surgery
- Needing to return to Triangle Orthopaedics to have any sutures removed
- Starting physical therapy after a few weeks post-surgery
- Our Triangle Orthopaedic staff available to answer any questions you may have during the recovery process
During a consultation with one of our Triangle Orthopaedic physicians, you will learn more about your own personal surgery and recovery expectations. With Triangle Orthopaedics, you can always rely on a team of expert physicians, nurses, and staff members who are dedicated to helping you return to the activities you love the most. Contact us today to learn more about Cervical Disk Replacement Surgery.
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If you are interested in learning more about cervical disk replacement and the recovery process at Triangle Orthopaedics, please do not hesitate to contact our team of experts. We will answer all of your questions regarding the procedure, recovery, and what you can expect in terms of results.
Cervical Disk Replacement Surgery can allow for pain in neck, shoulders, arms, and legs to subside. To find out if the surgery could be right for you, please contact our team of specialists at Triangle Orthopaedics today at 800-359-3053.
- John Hopkins Medicine. Cervical Disk Replacement- Artificial Cervical Disk Replacement. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/neurological/cervical_disk_replacement_surgery_135,6/
- Triangle Orthopaedics. Spine Center. http://www.triangleortho.com/spine.asp