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Lumbar disc replacement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16514578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lumbar disc replacement is a developing primary surgical treatment for patients with degenerative disc disease. The goals of disc arthroplasty are to remove the native nucleus pulposus and to preserve motion at that disc level. Devices being developed include artificial replacement of the nucleus pulposus and artificial replacement of the entire disc. With the recent approval by the Food and Drug Administration of the Charite artificial disc, this procedure will be used with increasing frequency. This article reviews pertinent anatomy and pathology of the functional spinal unit as well as the types of devices being developed and the factors related to development of a successful implant. Clinical outcomes and complications are also discussed.
Cheryl A Petersilge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in musculoskeletal radiology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1089-7860     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Musculoskelet Radiol     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-03     Completed Date:  2006-07-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9717520     Medline TA:  Semin Musculoskelet Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty, Replacement / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  methods*
Equipment Failure
Intervertebral Disk / radiography,  surgery*
Lumbar Vertebrae / radiography,  surgery*
Prostheses and Implants*
Spinal Diseases / radiography,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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