Recovery After Cervical Total Disc Replacement: Covered

By the rediscover Patient Education Team with Kevin Rutz, MD

This patient explainer video provides a short but comprehensive rundown of the recovery process after a Cervical (Neck Region) Total Disc Replacement procedure, as compared to the recovery from a Cervical Fusion. Aiding the discussion is Dr. Kevin Rutz, an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon from St. Louis, Missouri who has undergone this procedure himself. Learn more about the benefits and specifics of cervical disc replacement (disc arthroplasty), including topics such as insurance coverage and who is a candidate for these procedures.

Important Note: The patient information presented is for general education purposes only. As with any spine surgery, there are potential benefits, complications, and risks associated with disc replacement and spinal fusion procedures. Individual results may vary. It is important that you discuss the possible risks and potential benefits of various procedures with your doctor prior to receiving treatment, and that you rely on your physician’s best judgment. Only your doctor can determine whether you are a suitable candidate for a specific surgical procedure.

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