Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
Cervical Disc Replacement clinical trials available at the Spine Institute.
The Spine Institute of New York is one of the select centers participating in a national clinical investigation of cervical artificial disc replacement surgery. The procedure is targeted for the treatment of cervical disc disease, resulting from disc degeneration or injury to the cervical vertebrae – or bones of the neck.
Cervical disc disease occurs when the gel-like discs between the vertebrae of the neck become dislodged due to accidents, muscle strain, arthritis or aging. The condition may impinge on the spinal cord or nerves, often resulting in neck pain, radiating arm pain and temporary changes in nerve function that may cause tingling, lack of coordination, numbness or weakness in an arm or hand.
Cervical disc replacement surgery would most typically be done for patients with cervical disc herniations that have not responded to non-surgical treatment options and are significantly affecting the individuals’ quality of life and ability to function.
Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement is a new surgical technique that may be done instead of an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. In cervical artificial disc replacement surgery, a small prosthetic device is inserted into the vertebrae to replace the removed disc. This investigational device is designed to provide the motion and elastic characteristics of the natural cervical disc.
Please contact our study coordinator to find out if you are a good candidate for the cervical disc replacement.
Study Coordinator: Dr. Ketevan K. Berekashvili
Phone: (212) 844-6900