Spine Services

If you have ever been told you need spine surgery, there is a new option for you at Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute – artificial disc replacement.

In this procedure, worn or damaged disc material found between the bones in the spine (vertebrae) is removed and replaced with a synthetic or “artificial” disc.

The goal of this procedure is to relieve back pain while maintaining more normal motion than is allowed with some other spine procedures, such as spinal fusions.

Most of these procedures take from 2 to 3 hours. Your surgeon will approach your lower back from the front through an incision in your abdomen. With this approach, the organs and blood vessels are moved to the side to allow your surgeon access your spine without moving the nerves. Usually, a vascular surgeon assists the orthopaedic surgeon with opening and exposing the disk space.

In most cases, patients are encouraged to stand and walk by the first day after surgery. Because bone healing is not required following artificial disk replacement as it is with spinal fusion, the typical patient is encouraged to move through the mid-section. Early motion in the trunk area may lead to quicker rehabilitation and recovery.


Conditions Treated

Artificial Disc Replacements are an option if you or a loved one suffer from the following conditions:

Spinal Stenosis


Treatment Options

The following are treatment options if you or a loved one are considering an Artificial Disc Replacement:

Surgical Treatments for Spinal Stenosis

 

Advanced Technologies

Always staying ahead of the curve, Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute offers patients a variety of innovative solutions in orthopaedic surgery.

Meet our Spine Specialists:

Joseph Aferzon

 

Spine Surgery

The Center for Neuro & Spine Surgery
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute
Portland, CT 06480
Jeffrey Bash

 

Spine Surgery

Middlesex Orthopedic & Spine Associates
Middletown, CT 06457
More Locations
Westbrook, CT 06498
Joel Bauman

4.90000009536743

Spine Surgery

Medical Group The Ayer Neuroscience Institute at MidState Medical Center
Medical Office Building
Meriden, CT 06451
More Locations
Cheshire, CT 06410
Hartford, CT 06106
John Beiner

 

Spine Surgery

Connecticut Orthopaedics
Hamden, CT 06518
More Locations
Branford, CT 06405
Guilford, CT 06437
Wallingford, CT 06492
Alfred Hicks

 

Spine Surgery

Middlesex Orthopedic & Spine Associates
Middletown, CT 06457
More Locations
Westbrook, CT 06498
Marlborough, CT 06447
Newington, CT 06111
Kenneth Kramer

 

Spine Surgery

Connecticut Orthopaedics
Hamden, CT 06518
More Locations
Branford, CT 06405
Orange, CT 06477
Wallingford, CT 06492
Gregory Kuzmik

 

Spine Surgery

Medical Group The Ayer Neuroscience Institute - Neurosurgery
North Haven, CT 06473
More Locations
Meriden, CT 06451
Glenn Russo

 

Spine Surgery

Connecticut Orthopaedics
Hamden, CT 06518
More Locations
Shelton, CT 06484
Milford, CT 06460
Branford, CT 06405
Hamden, CT 06518
Wallingford, CT 06492
Joseph Sohn

 

Orthopedic Surgery

Middlesex Orthopedic & Spine Associates
Middletown, CT 06457
More Locations
Hebron, CT 06248
Westbrook, CT 06498
Robert Stockton

 

Spine Surgery

Comprehensive Orthopaedics & Musculoskeletal Care, LLC
Medical Building
Wallingford, CT 06492
Patrick Tomak

4.90000009536743

Spine Surgery

Medical Group The Ayer Neuroscience Institute - Neurosurgery
North Haven, CT 06473
More Locations
Meriden, CT 06451
Shirvanda Wijesekera

 

Spine Surgery

Connecticut Orthopaedics
Branford, CT 06405
More Locations
Hamden, CT 06518
Milford, CT 06460
James Yue

 

Spine Surgery

Connecticut Orthopaedics
Hamden, CT 06518
More Locations
Shelton, CT 06484
Essex, CT 06426

Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center