Artificial disc surgery is a type of joint replacement procedure, or arthroplasty, that involves inserting an artificial disc into the neck after a diseased spinal disc has been removed.
Through a small incision made near the front of your neck or abdomen (a surgical approach called the anterior approach) your surgeon will typically:
Knowing what to expect during your procedure may help you face your spine surgery with confidence. Your doctor will give you complete details about the procedure.
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