A 40 year old female presented with a C5/6 disc herniation. Dr. Robert Pashman treated the patient with an anterior cervical discectomy and a Bryan Cervical Disc.
Bryan Artificial Cervical Disc
Patient has arm pain and neck pain
Failed conservative therapy
MRI shows severe nerve Disc herniation with spinal cord compression compression, cord compression due to disc herniation C5-6.
CT Scan A CT Scan is performed to check the facet joints and to pick the appropriate size artificial disc prior to surgery.
Indications for Surgery:
Degenerative joint disease
Disc herniation at C5-6.Spinal cord compression
Radiculopathy of C6 distribution in arms bilaterally.
Failure of conservative therapy with neck and arm pain.
Radically anterior cervical discectomy for removal of spinal cord decompression with microscope C5-6.
Bilateral nerve foraminotomy C5-6 under the microscope.
Anterior interbody device placement with Bryan cervical disc arthroplasty under Investigational Device Exemption, C5-6
Intraoperative somatosensory evoked potential.