A 46 year old female presented with massive neck pain and a C5/6 disc herniation. Dr. Pashman treated her with an anterior cervical diskectomy and placement of a Prestige Disc.
46 year old female withC5/6 disc herniation treated with a Prestige Artificial Disc
46 year old female
Massive neck pain
Failed conservative therapy
Escalating intake of pain medication
Degeneration of C5/6, osteophytes, spinal cord compression and stenosis found on MRI
Degeneration of C5/6 Disc
Indications for Surgery:
Degenerative disc disease of C5-6.
Neuroforaminal stenosis of C5-6.
Degenerative disc disease of the spinal cord and neuroforaminal C6 compression.
Severe uncovertebral osteophyte causing spinal cord and neuroforaminal compression necessitating vertebrectomy.
Failed conservative therapy.
Radical discectomy with complete spinal canal evacuation of soft disc.
Subtotal vertebrectomy C5-6 for removal of mass of uncovertebral osteophyte and neuroforaminal stenosis.
Cervical total disc replacement using Prestige 6 x 14 implant.
The patient is doing well post-operatively. Her neck and arm pain were resolved.