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.