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.
These individuals can inspire your journey to healing and life after disc replacement surgery—and the hope of freedom from spine-induced pain and discomfort.
With the total disc replacement, it’s like I’ve never had a neck problem!
I feel like my activity level is now a 10 out of 10! My recovery after prodisc was amazing.
Being a patient myself, I understand... the journey. [prodisc] allows my patients to return to their lives.
I probably feel better today than when I was 30 years old!
prodisc [gives] my patients the option to thrive and maintain the highest quality active lifestyle.
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