Advantages of Total Disc Replacement – Anil Kesani, MD
Dr. Anil Kesani a spine surgeon who practices in the Dallas Fort Worth area explains that total disc replacement is a good and viable alternative to spinal fusion to treat degenerative conditions that affect the disc within the cervical spine.
An orthopedic and spine surgeon at SpineMD, Dr. Anil Kesani earned his MD from Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine. He later went on to undertake an orthopedic surgery residency and a combined orthopedic and neurosugery spine fellowship. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Please see his video on causes, diagnosis, and treatment options for neck pain is available at youtube.com.
Dr. Anil Kesani has successfully carried out motion preserving spine surgery procedures in the form of cervical disc replacement procedures and others. Motion preservation spine surgery (MPSS) is an approach that treats degenerative spinal disc disorders without spinal fusion to treat conditions such as disc degeneration and disc herniation. Spinal fusion restricts movement in the spine by fusing two or more vertebrae. This can alleviate pain caused by such movement. However in situations where the disc degeneration or disc herniation is exclusively causing all of the pain symptoms and patients have normal facet joints as well as no instability then disc replacement is an excellent treatment option.
Frequently disc replacement surgery takes less time compared to traditional open spinal surgeries and allows for faster recovery. Similar to standard hip or knee replacement, disc replacement surgery treats patients with a seriously damaged (degenerated) disc by replacing the defective disc with an artificial one. The artificial disc restores flexibility and movement to the affected area by mimicking a healthy disc.
Please call SpineMD at (817) 893 6001 and see Dr. Anil Kesani for further information.