Total Disc Arthroplasty
Total disc arthroplasty (TDR) is the technical term for an artificial disc. Currently, Fourth Corner Neurosurgery offers one-level and two-level artificial cervical disc surgery as part of our surgical treatment options. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved these two procedures for use in the USA. These surgeries provide motion preservation options in carefully selected patients in whom this therapy is indicated.
Current spinal literature supports the use of these procedures in certain patients with cervical spinal disease as a reasonable alternative to cervical spine fusion surgery. Please speak with one of our providers to see if this type of procedure might be right for you.