Cervical spine disc spacer

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Previous cervical discectomy. Ongoing neck pain. Cause?

Patient Data

Age: 66
Gender: Male
X-ray

Loss of the normal cervical lordosis.

C5-C6 disc spacer device (site of prior discectomy).

Minor C4-C5 and C6-C7 degenerative change.

Case Discussion

Spacer devices are often place either in isolation or along with anterior fixation following cervical disc surgery.

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

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Case information

rID: 49612
Case created: 28th Nov 2016
Last edited: 19th Jan 2017
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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