Lumbar artificial disc replacement is the procedure through which a damaged spine disc is replaced with an artificial one. By replacing the disc and removing it, as in the case of spinal fusion procedure, the spine keeps its natural mobility, therefore preventing abnormal motion or stress on the other spinal segments.
Good candidates for this spine surgical procedure are patients who suffer from reduced mobility and pain caused by joint degeneration processes. Disc replacement is a long-term solutions for people between 30 and 60 years old.
Not everyone with back pain is a good candidate for artificial disc replacement surgery. Your doctor will perform a number of tests to determine if it’s the right procedure for you.
Artificial disc replacement surgery might be recommended if:
The source of your back pain mostly comes from only 1 or 2 disks in the spine.
You have no significant joint disease or compression on the nerves.
You are not excessively overweight.
You haven’t previously had spinal surgery.
You don’t have scoliosis or other spinal deformity.
There are many benefits of artificial disc replacement surgery. They include the following:
- Patients can usually return to normal activities in a few weeks
- Artificial disc replacement can be less invasive and less painful than other surgical alternatives
- Patients do not need a brace
- Disc replacement surgery prevents degeneration of adjacent discs
- Artificial disc surgery may enable patients who have degenerative disc disease to be back on their feet faster than with spinal fusion surgery
- Allows a greater range of motion when compared to traditional spinal fusion surgery.
- Requires no bone graft
Costs of Lumbar Disc Replacement Worldwide
Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy (PELD): $11,050 USD
Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy (PELD): $15,700 USD
Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy (PELD): $5,800 USD
Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy (PELD): $7,050 USD
Artificial Lumbar Disc Replacement: $19,500 USD
in South Korea
Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy (PELD): $10,700 USD