Cervical disc replacement

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Ian Bickle et al.

A cervical disc replacement (also known 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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Article information

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

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