Lumbar disc prosthesis is a specialized procedure that can be an alternative to spinal fusion surgery in selected cases
Lumbar disc prosthesis, also known as lumbar disc replacement or artificial disc replacement, is a surgical procedure performed to replace a damaged or degenerated disc in the lumbar (lower) spine with an artificial disc implant.
The procedure aims to relieve pain, maintain spinal motion, and restore functionality while avoiding the need for spinal fusion surgery.Rolando Garcia, MD, MPH
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ActivL® Lumbar Disc Prosthesis
The activL Artificial Disc is a specific type of artificial disc implant used in lumbar (lower back) spine surgery. It is designed to replace a damaged or degenerated intervertebral disc in the lumbar region while preserving motion and flexibility.
The activL Artificial Disc consists of two end plates made of a mix of metals commonly used in spine surgery (cobalt-chromium metal alloy with a titanium coating) and a plastic (polyethylene) insert that fits between the two endplates. The plastic insert is flat on the bottom and round on the top and is designed to move as you move during daily activities.
Manny, a law enforcement officer, suffered for years with severe lower back pain. With the physically-demanding nature of his job, his love of exercise and a high-energy son, he knew it was time for a change. See how lumbar total disc replacement and activL artificial disc improved his life.
It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of surgery with a medical professional and consider all non-surgical treatment options before making a decision. Please check our two locations. For all scheduling questions or for appointments, call 305.937.1999