Can you have a disc replacement after a fusion?

Can you have a disc replacement after a fusion?

Can you have a disc replacement after a fusion?

Artificial disc replacement is an option for fusion revision These are just two of several patients I have successfully revised using artificial disc replacement. In one case, it was a failed fusion or and in the other, the fusion had healed but the patient wanted greater range of spinal motion.

Can a fused spine be fixed?

Spinal fusion permanently connects two or more vertebrae in your spine to improve stability, correct a deformity or reduce pain. Your doctor may recommend spinal fusion to treat: Deformities of the spine. Spinal fusion can help correct spinal deformities, such as a sideways curvature of the spine (scoliosis).

What is the success rate of lumbar disc replacement surgery?

According to one study, the success rate for a herniated lumbar disc surgery was 78.9% among 39,048 patients. This same study reported a 94% long-term success rate for patients undergoing herniated cervical disc surgery.

How long does a lumbar disc replacement last?

The average age of a patient needing a lumbar disc replacement is about 35 years. This means that to avoid the need for revision surgery, the artificial disc must last at least 50 years.

How long does it take to recover from a disc replacement?

Your recovery may take from a few weeks to a few months. A lumbar disk replacement generally improves pain, but it does not eliminate it completely. Talk with your doctor to get a realistic idea about what you can expect after this surgery.

How long do lumbar disc replacements last?

How long does a spinal disc replacement last?

For most patients, an artificial disc replacement will last an average of 70 years without the need for a revision artificial disc replacement.

Can an artificial disc be removed?

In patients who have had failed artificial disc replacements, most surgeons will remove the disc and fuse the spine there.

Can your body reject an artificial disc?

Device Failure – Not all artificial discs are created equal. It’s possible that the disc your surgeon chose was not made correctly, was not the right choice for your neck, or otherwise had some mechanical issue once inside of your body.

How serious is disc replacement surgery?

Potential Complications of Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery Possible cervical disc replacement surgery complications include: General surgery risks. As with any surgery, there are risks of infection, excessive blood loss, and adverse reaction to medications. Difficulty with speaking and/or swallowing.

How do you fix a spinal disc injury?

Treatment may include occupational therapy, physical therapy, or both, special exercises, medications, losing weight, and surgery. Medical options include injecting the joints next to the damaged disc with steroids and a local anesthetic. These are called facet joint injections.

Who is a good candidate for lumbar disc replacement?

In general, lumbar disk replacement surgery might be recommended if: Your back pain mostly comes from only 1 or 2 disks in your lower spine. You have no significant joint disease or compression on the nerves of your spine. You are not excessively overweight.