Total Disc Replacement in the Lumbar Spine

Lumbar Total Disc Replacement is the next generation in the surgical care of lumbar degenerative disc disease. A lumbar total disc replacement (TDR) is a motion preserving technology now being used by spine surgeons in place of fusion. TDR aims to replace the degenerative disc, which is the pain generator, with a mobile implant; thus allowing continued motion and preventing adjacent segment degeneration, which is presumed to be the cause of long term failure of fusions. Many patients have found a great success with their total disc replacement which has allowed them to get back to the activities they enjoy.

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