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What is Disc Replacement Arthoplasty?

Disc replacement arthroplasty (also known as disc replacement surgery) is a surgical procedure that is used to treat problems with the intervertebral discs in the spine. These discs are located between the vertebrae and provide cushioning and support for the spine. Disc replacement surgery is typically performed to treat degenerative disc disease, which is a condition that occurs when the discs in the

During disc replacement surgery, the damaged disc is removed and replaced with a synthetic disc. The synthetic disc is made of materials that are designed to mimic the function of a natural disc. It is inserted between the vertebrae to provide cushioning and support and help restore the normal movement of the spine.

Disc replacement surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis and does not require a hospital stay. It is usually done under general anesthesia, but local or regional anesthesia may also be used. The procedure typically takes about 2-4 hours to complete and most people are able to return to their normal activities within a few weeks.

Disc replacement arthroplasty may be effective in reducing pain and improving function in some people with degenerative disc disease. However, it is not suitable for everyone and may not work for all types of pain. It is important to discuss the potential benefits and risks of the procedure with your doctor before deciding if it is right for you

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