Cervical Total Disc Replacement(C-TDR)- Restore the disc function by replacing the degenerated disc by an artificial disc.
It is a new innovation in cervical spine surgery in this procedure herniated or degenerated disc removed and it is replaced by an artificial metallic disc. In comparison to fusion surgery, artificial cervical disc replacement surgery or cervical arthroplasty has certain advantages. It maintains motion at the degenerated spinal level, minimizing the several complications associated with fusion surgery. TDR surgery has two parts first is decompression at degenerated level (herniated/bulged disc) and replacement by a metallic artificial disc.