Cervical disc replacement

Dr Ian Bickle et al.

A cervical disc replacement (aka as a 'spacer) is a prosthesis surgically inserted in the native disc space.  It is invariably inserted for symptomatic cervical spondylosis.

Disc 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 disc.

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  • cervical disc spacer

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