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The Role Of Cervical Disc Arthroplasty In Elite Athletes – Cervical Disc Replacement

The article provides a comprehensive review of the safety and efficacy of cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) in professional contact sport athletes who suffer from symptomatic cervical disc herniation. CDA is shown to have potential advantages over other treatments, such as anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and posterior foraminotomy (PF), as it provides neural decompression, stability, height restoration, and preserved range of motion. The review suggests that CDA is a viable alternative for professional athletes who require full neck range of motion and desire an expedited return to play. However, the long-term safety and efficacy of CDA for collision athletes are still unclear. Major League Baseball and National Football League are two examples of professional sports leagues discussed in the article

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) for the treatment of symptomatic cervical disc herniations (CDH) is a promising treatment for professional athletes. In recent years, a number of high-profile athletes have returned to professional play within three months after CDA, raising important questions about the potential of this procedure within this patient group. We provide the first comprehensive review of available literature for the safety and efficacy of CDA in professional…

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Abstract Purpose of review: Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) for the treatment of symptomatic cervical disc herniations (CDH) is a promising treatment for professional athletes. In recent years, a number of high-profile athletes have returned to professional play within three months after CDA, raising important questions about the potential of this procedure within this patient group.,

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Purpose of review: Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) for the treatment of symptomatic cervical disc herniations (CDH) is a promising treatment for professional athletes. In recent years, a number of high-profile athletes have returned to professional play within three months after CDA, raising important questions about the potential of this procedure within this patient group. We provide the first comprehensive review of available literature for the safety and efficacy of CDA in professional contact sport athletes.

Recent findings: CDA provides theoretical biomechanical advantages over anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and posterior foraminotomy (PF), as CDA is the only operation for treatment of CDH that provides neural decompression, stability and height restoration, with preserved range of motion. While the comparative long-term results from each procedure are unknown, CDA has provided encouraging promise in its use in professional contact athletes. We aim to aid ongoing discussions regarding the controversies in spine surgery for professional athletes by providing a scientific review of the available evidence-based literature involving cervical disc arthroplasty in this population. In general, we believe that CDA is a viable alternative to ACDF and PF for the contact professional athlete who requires full neck range of motion and desires an expedited return to play. For collision athletes, the short- and long-term safety and efficacy profile of this procedure is promising but still unclear.

Keywords: Cervical disc arthroplasty; Cervical disc replacement; Major League Baseball; National Football League; Professional athletes; Spine surgery.

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Abstract Purpose of review: Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) for the treatment of symptomatic cervical disc herniations (CDH) is a promising treatment for professional athletes. In recent years, a number of high-profile athletes have returned to professional play within three months after CDA, raising important questions about the potential of this procedure within this patient group.

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