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Artificial Disc Replacement and Motion Preservation

Dr. Mesiwala was recently asked by DISC Sports and Spine Center and Becker’s Spine Review about his views and thoughts on artificial disc replacement and its future.

Fusion to CTDA Conversion – Post Conversion

Dr. Mesiwala was recently asked by DISC Sports and Spine Center and Becker’s Spine Review about his views and thoughts on artificial disc replacement and its future.

The implant

The implant


In Becker’s Spine Review he discusses that while artificial disc replacement motion preservation will become the standard for treating degenerative disc disease, there are still going to be certain patients who need to be treated using traditional fusion and rigid spine techniques. The benefit of artificial disc replacement and newer technologies is that they can be put in play at the private practice/outpatient surgery center level much earlier than larger institutions. This affords the patient effective treatment of their pathologies in a comfortable and timely manner. Meanwhile larger and/or complex spinal operations which necessitate fusions will still be performed, but as technology advances, he believes that these methods will also be reevaluated and built upon prior techniques for optimal treatment of patients. Nonetheless, motion preservation is the future. 

2 Level CTDA mobiC

2 Level CTDA mobiC

2 Level TDA m6

2 Level TDA m6


In his blog post for DISC, Dr. Mesiwala discusses the candidacy for having an artificial disc replacement. While spinal disc degeneration is a condition that affects all humans, we try a multitude of treatment options prior to ever considering surgery. When it comes to the neck, there are several options including a fusion vs an artificial disc replacement (ADR). With the ADR, there is the preservation of movement at the level and a faster recovery time. Ultimately, the decision comes down to the surgeon who is doing the operation, their level of training, and their experience. 

2 Level TDA m6

2 Level TDA m6


To get the full articles, click on the links below and contact us to find out more about artificial disc replacements and if you’re a candidate. 


https://www.beckersspine.com/spine/item/51226-motion-preservation-will-become-the-standard-but-won-t-eliminate-fusion-8-surgeons-weigh-in.html


https://www.discmdgroup.com/blog/are-you-a-good-candidate-for-cervical-adr-surgery