Colorado spine specialist Dr. Donald Corenman discusses how to read an X-ray of an artificial disc replacement in the cervical spine. This video looks at different cases with a variety of artificial discs. The purpose of an artificial disc is to move back and forth and to slide with cervical spine movements.
Dr. Corenman shows cases of failed treatments from different institutions. There are a variety of reasons why an artificial disc can fail. Dr. Corenman shows a case of artificial disc failure and the revision surgery he performed on the cervical spine.