What is Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR)?
Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR), sometimes referred to as Total Disc Replacement (TDR), is a motion preserving spine surgery where the original flesh discs are replaced with an artificial disc. ADR was pioneered in Germany in the 1980s and since then, we’ve learned what works, what doesn’t, and have made great progress in evolving the technology. Today, the discs that we use provide elastic return just like a real human disc. They also provide all 6 degrees of motion including shock absorption (cushion) as well as controlled flexion, extension, and rotation as opposed to older disc designs that had uncontrolled or too much movement. The 3rd generation discs that we’re using today are better, more reliable, and designed to last for many decades.
Artificial Disc Replacement at ONZ Spine:
At ONZ Spine, our goal is not only to reduce your pain and symptoms, but also to maintain mobility where possible through the use of specialized motion preserving spine surgery procedures like artificial disc replacement.
Learn More about the 3rd generation state-of-the-art implants that we use here at our clinic.