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Artificial Disc Replacement

Artificial disc replacement is a procedure where a diseased spinal disc is replaced with an artificial one made of metal. This procedure is an alternative to spinal fusion.

While artificial disc replacement is as effective in reduction of pain as spinal fusion, it gives greater range of motion of the spine after surgery.

People with osteoporosis (thin bones), allergy to stainless steel, joint disease, and chronic infections are not good candidates for this procedure.

Patients are usually able to return home hours after surgery or the next day. Medications are prescribed to take care of the post-surgical pain and infection. The process of healing can be sped by following a healthy diet, quitting smoking, regular exercise, and maintaining good posture.


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                    Languages: English, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian, French

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                    Chong Hua Hospital is home of the region's top specialists and sub specialist. We are pleased to be the referral hospital of choice for physicians and patients seeking the highest level of quality hea...

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                    Toronto, Canada


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