Disc prosthesis

Definition of Disc prosthesis

Disc arthroplasty replaces degenerative discs with moveable implants.

Contrary to fusion surgery, segmental vertebral movement remains intact. Therefore, adjacent vertebral segments are less strained.

Post-operative care

Generally, patients can leave the hospital after a few days. During hospital stays, patients are instructed how to perform daily activities.
A first post-operative appointment will be scheduled six to eight weeks after surgery.

Working ability and leisure behaviour

Usually, returning to work and sport activities, excluding heavy lifting, will be possible after six to eight weeks.