AANS Neurosurgery: Stepwise illustration of teeth-fixation semi-constrained cervical disc arthroplasty


In this video from the Journal of Neurosurgery, researchers present the case of a 53-year-old woman with “symptoms of both radiculopathy and myelopathy caused by a large, calcified disc herniation at C4–5.”

After four months of medical treatment and rehabilitation, she failed to improve, the JNS description states. “A single-level cervical disc arthroplasty was successfully performed with the ProDisc-C Vivo, DePuy Synthes), and her symptoms were completely ameliorated afterward. The follow-up images demonstrated preservation of motion at the indexed level.”

Authors Chih-Chang Chang, Jau-Ching Wu, Mei-Yin Yeh, Yi-Hsuan Kuo, Li-Yu Fay, Wen-Cheng Huang, and Henrich Cheng are from Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University, both Taipei, Taiwan. Peng-Yuan Chang is from Taoyuan General Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taoyuan City, Taiwan and Tsung-Hsi Tu is from the Taiwan International Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine, National Yang-Ming University and Academia Sinica, as well as Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University, all in Taipei.