What is cervical disc arthroplasty?

Cervical disc arthroplasty is also known as cervical disc removal. In this procedure, which is performed by a neurosurgeon, one of the discs, or cushions between the bones (vertebrae) in your neck, or cervical spine, is replaced with an artificial disc.

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After arthroscopic surgery, expect pain and swelling for the first few days.
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