Cervical disc replacement

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Ian Bickle et al.

A cervical disk replacement (also known as a spacer) is a prosthesis surgically inserted in the native disk space.  It is invariably inserted for symptomatic cervical spondylosis.

Disk replacements can be placed either in isolation or along with anterior fixation.

The appearances are varied with the spacer occupying the site of the native cervical disk.

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Article information

rID: 55012
System: Spine
Tag: stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Cervical disc spacer

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