Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2022 , Vol 32 , Num 3
Anterior Techniques Used in the Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathies due to Cervical Disc Herniation- Cervical Disc Arthroplasty
1Başkent Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye Treatment of intervertebral disc pathologies includes excision of the intervertebral disc to obtain neuronal decompression and to promote fusion. Fusion has long been accepted as the gold standard treatment modality for intervertebral disc pathologies. However, adjacent segment disease (ASD) has appeared as a very common complication of interbody fusion. The exact etiology is still unknown. Fusion and a degenerative process have been suspected. Patients who suffer from ASD could experience severe axial pain and/or brachialgia. Additional surgery could be needed. The cervical disc arthroplasty-motion-preserving technique was developed to overcome fusion-related problems. However, arthroplasty is not free of complications, with implant-related problems and heterotopic ossification being the most common. Anahtar Kelimeler : Cervical, Disc arthroplasty, Prosthesis, Adjacent segment disease, Heterotopic ossification