medilaw.tv Lumbar Spine Arthroplasty Total Disc Replacement Goals medical legal animations. Shows the goals of an arthroplasty, which are to provide significant, long-term pain and neurological symptom relief by replacing a degenerate painful disc, by restoring the disc height to protect the spinal nerves and prevent further facet joint degeneration, and by preserving motion to prevent accelerated degeneration of the adjacent healthy discs. Lumbar Spine Arthroplasty Total Disc Replacement Goals medical legal animations. A lumbar disc replacement, also known as a lumbar arthroplasty is used to remove an intervertebral disc that is causing uncontrollable pain or is compressing the adjacent 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. However, the basic procedure illustrated here is common to all lumbar arthroplasties. Also undertaken 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 Arthroplasty Total Disc Replacement Goals medical legal animations.

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