Artificial Disc Replacement
Surgery specialists in NJ & FL

Dr Scott Katzman, Spine SurgeonBoard-certified surgeon Dr. Scott Katzman is one of the most sought-after artificial disc replacement spine surgeons in the country. He is renowned for his minimally invasive techniques which often result in faster recovery and less down time for you. Artificial disc replacement is a surgical treatment that replaces injured or unhealthy discs with synthetic discs. These artificial discs, often made of metal and polymer, act like a healthy, natural disc.

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Do I need an Artificial Disc Replacement?

Many people who suffer from spinal disc related conditions are able to find relief with artificial disc replacement. The purpose of this surgery is to return the spine to full function including range of motion and impact strength. This procedure involves removing the injured disc from the spinal column and replacing it with an artificial disc.

The artificial discs are typically attached using metal plates that sandwich a soft polymer. Artificial disc replacement can be used in cases of: 

Individuals who need artificial disc replacements are suffering from chronic neck or back pain and have exhausted all conservative, non-surgical treatments with little to no progress to show for it.

Am I a Candidate for Artificial Disc Replacement?

As with most surgeries, there are some factors that can qualify you for an artificial disc replacement. These factors can include: 

  • Back pain from a single intervertebral discs
  • No significant facet joint disease
  • No bony compression on nerves
  • Not overweight
  • No prior major spine surgery
  • No spinal deformities 
  • Good general health

Artificial disc replacement can be an alternative to fusion surgeries when instability is not a concern. Unlike fusion surgery, artificial disc replacement does not limit mobility and can restore your spine to full range of motion. This treatment option provides a shorter post-surgical recovery time and has proven to outlast fusion surgery results.

If you have a confirmed spine condition, have not seen success or results with non-surgical treatments, you could be a candidate for artificial disc replacement. To find out if you are a candidate for artificial disc replacement try our interactive candidacy check tool.

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