Treatment / Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement
Artificial disc replacement surgery is a popular alternative to spinal fusion. Learn how artificial discs work, how long they last, and which are FDA approved.
To assess the longevity, effectiveness, and safety of artificial disc replacement (ADR), a team of authors conducted a meta-analysis of the available randomized controlled trials with published five year outcomes comparing ADR to spinal fusion. The patients were those diagnosed with chronic lower back pain from single-level lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD). Here's what you need to know.