Disc Replacement Surgery

Disc Replacement Surgery in India

The human spine is strong but complex, and a minor trauma or accident can damage the spine. The spine provides support, strength, and mobility to the human body and serves as the connecting link between the brain and other body organs. A disc is a soft material that is present between the vertebrae.

The human backbone spine is made up of vertebrae (bone) that are layered on top of each other. The discs allow rotation and movement of the vertebrae and do not let the bones to rub into each other. The lumbar vertebrae and discs are present at the lower part of the spinal cord.If the discs in the spine wear and tear, it causes constant backache, and the spinal cord is also not able to function properly. The degeneration of disc causes degenerative disc. In many cases, painkillers, therapy, and medications do not provide satisfactory results, so a disc replacement treatment is recommended to provide a cure.

About 60% to 80% of people experience lower back pain at some point in their lives, and with the help of non-surgical treatment, they are able to cure their concerns. Surgery is recommended when lower back pain is not improving with conservative treatment methods. Lumbar fusion surgery is a type of welding surgery that involves fusing painful vertebrae so that they can heal into a snuggle bone to treat lower back pain.

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Some patients cannot achieve good results with this surgery, and the fusion method also prevents normal motion in the spine. In such a case, artificial disc replacement helps cure pain and aims to preserve normal motion. The disc replacement device is a substitute for both the annulus and nucleus and stimulates normal spinal function. Depending upon one's requirement, different disks are designed that function similarly to cure back pain and restore the function of the normal intervertebral disk. People suffering from degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, disc replacements, spinal cord injury, and tumors are the best candidate for this treatment.

In the disc replacement surgery, the part of the disc that is pressing the nerve is removed and is replaced with a piece of bone that is harvested from the pelvis area and then sutured with screws and plates. This is known as the fusion technique. The other surgery is artificial disc replacement, in which the affected disc is replaced with an artificial disc.

Symptoms of Disc Replacement Surgery in Delhi

The following are the symptoms that show that one needs disk replacement surgery.

  • Pain or stiffness on the neck
  • Back pain comes mostly from 1 or 2 discs
  • Weakness in arms, shoulders, hands, or legs
  • Pin like stabbing pain sensation
  • Numbness in the arms
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion

Benefits of Disc Replacement Surgery

  • Improved health and lifestyle
  • Increased body motion
  • Relief from pain and discomfort
  • Easily perform daily functions
  • This surgery uses prosthesis that helps cure back pain and retain the healthy mobility of the spine. This surgery is an alternative to the traditional anterior discectomy, decompression, and fusion techniques.
  • The procedure reduces pain, correct neurological symptoms that are associated with spinal cord compression.

Factors that cause a Disc-related problem

  • Smoking
  • Increasing ageng style (gait)
  • Genetics
  • Trauma
  • Disc dehydration
  • Bony compression on spinal nerves
  • Deformity in spine

Ideal candidates for Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery in Delhi

The ideal candidates for this surgery are people who are not able to achieve relief from non-surgical treatment.

  • People below 60 years of age
  • One must not be suffering from osteoporosis
  • People who are in a good state of health
  • Nerves in the spinal canal are compressed
  • Not suffering from any spinal deformity.
  • Candidates who do not have degeneration on multiple levels of the spine
  • No past history of facet joint issues or spinal fusion surgery
  • Must not be suffering from scoliosis or other spinal deformities
  • People suffering from chronic lower back pain caused by degenerative disc disease People who are suffering from an infection, spinal tumor, allergy, vertebral body fracture are not ideal candidates for disc replacement surgery.
  • People in which pain is caused by one or two problematic intervertebral discs in the lumbar spine

Note- Medical tests are also performed to determine an individual candidacy for the procedure.

Diagnosis of Disc Replacement Surgery in Delhi

To determine one's candidacy for the treatment, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans, X rays, Computed tomography (CT) scans, and Discography are also performed to determine the cause of back pain.

Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery in Delhi (India)

In this treatment, the disc (soft material between two vertebrae) is removed, is replaced with the bone graft to cure the pain. Then with time, the bone creates bony solid bridges across the vertebra. This surgery helps to make the painful segment pain free. This surgery helps to stabilize the painful spine and helps correct back pain issues.

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and the procedure takes about 1-2 hours. In the first step of treatment, the diseased disc is removed before the installation of the artificial disc. The surgeon makes an incision in the abdomen area to approach the lower back. This helps to move the organs and blood vessels to the side. This also allows the surgeon to access the spine without moving the nerves. Then the disc space is opened and exposed. Then the problematic disk is removed, and an artificial disk implant is placed in the disk space. For different parts of the vertebrae, the disc prosthesis will differ.

An alternative to disc replacement called disc nucleus replacement is performed often when the outer part of the disc is healthy. In this procedure, the center of the original disc is removed and is replaced by a plastic that absorbs water and swells, and helps fill the cavity of the nucleus.

After surgery, the recovery period can last from 6 to eight weeks.

One can perform light activities after surgery, but it is very important that one avoid activities that cause one to hyperextend their back.

Following are the spinal surgeries that are performed to correct spine related problems. The spine surgeon in Delhi determines the surgery type after proper analysis of one's condition:

  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Fusion
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Fusion Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Transformation Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Spinal Procedures
  • Herniated Disc
  • Back Pain
  • Spondylosis
  • Disc Replacement
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis

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Artificial Disc Replacement Treatment cost in India

The type of treatment provided to an individual depends on several factors like the patient's age, type of concern corrected, and surgery type performed. One must consult with their doctor to know more about the cost, as according to the severity of one's condition, the treatment cost may vary.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Generally, recovery can take up to 3 months but can vary from patient to patient in a few weeks to a few months. The full recovery time after artificial disc replacement depends on the lifestyle you follow and your overall health.

Lumbar disc replacement, which replaces the bottom disc in a similar way to fusion, often has a quicker recovery time.

Disc replacement surgery is a reasonably secure operation, although any surgery entails some risk. You must sign a consent form that outlines the dangers and benefits of the surgery before it can be performed.

If your back pain is caused primarily by one or two discs in your lower spine, lumbar disc replacement surgery may be recommended. There is no major joint disease or spinal nerve compression. You do not seem to be overweight.

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