Lumbar Spine Surgery Total Disc Replacement Arthroplasty neurosurgery videos. Illustrates the surgical technique for performing a lumbar disc replacement, also a lumbar arthroplasty. This procedure is used to remove an intervertebral disc that is causing uncontrollable pain or is compressing the spinal cord or nerve roots. The damaged disc is replaced with an artificial disc made of various metals and plastics. There are a number of artificial discs, also known as prostheses, on the market. Each one looks different and has different insertion techniques and tools. The procedure illustrated here is common to all lumbar arthroplasties and neurosurgery videos. Also shown is the removal of the pathological disc, the preparation of the intervertebral space for the artificial disc, the insertion of the artificial disc, x-ray position checks and finally wound closure. Lumbar Spine Surgery Total Disc Replacement Arthroplasty neurosurgery videos.
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