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Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR)

Artificial Disc Replacement can last up to 70 years without revision, but the answer may vary from patient to patient.
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Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR) is a surgical procedure that removes and replaces a damaged cervical intervertebral disc causing neck and/or upper extremity pain. The procedure involves making a small incision along natural skin folds on the front of the neck, removing the damaged disc and inserting a new artificial one between adjacent vertebrae, which restores disc height and function. A cervical ADR treats conditions such as herniated disc and osteoarthritis, which cause neck and/or extremity pain that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment. This procedure is only performed on one vertebral level, and patients who have multiple-level disc damage may be better suited for a spinal fusion procedure. Our Orthopaedic Institute Brielle Orthopaedics board-certified and fellowship-trained spine specialists perform cervical artificial disc replacement. If you are experiencing neck and/or extremity pain that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment, please do not delay a diagnosis. Contact us to make your appointment as soon as possible, and one of our specialists will accurately diagnose your condition and create a customized treatment plan to relieve your symptoms.


How Long Does an Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR) Last?

Studies have shown that an artificial disc can last up to 70 years without the need for further revisions. However, like all medical devices, the answer may vary from patient to patient.

What Is Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement?

Cervical artificial disc replacement (ADR) removes and replaces a damaged cervical intervertebral disc that causes neck and/or upper extremity pain. Following a quick recovery, the new disc functions just like a healthy one—motion is not limited, nerve roots are not compressed.

The steps used to perform a cervical ADR are:

  • Incision. A small incision is made along natural skin folds on the front of the neck.
  • Disc removal. The damaged disc and pieces of arthritic nerve compressing bone are removed.
  • Implant insertion. Disc height is restored and the artificial disc is placed between adjacent vertebrae.

A cervical ADR is only performed on one vertebral level. Patients who have multiple level disc damages may be better suited for a spinal fusion procedure. Orthopaedic Institute Brielle Orthopaedics board-certified and fellowship-trained spine specialists perform cervical artificial disc replacement.

What Conditions Does Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Treat?

Candidates for cervical ADR have neck and/or extremity pain that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment. Common conditions that cause such pain are:

Herniated Disc. An intervertebral disc slips into the spinal canal and pinches a spinal nerve root.

Osteoarthritis. An intervertebral disc becomes irritated, inflamed, and damaged.

Please do not delay a diagnosis if you are in pain. A specialist will accurately diagnose your condition and create a customized treatment plan to relieve your symptoms. Contact us to make your appointment as soon as possible.

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