Arthroplasty is an established treatment for single and multiple level cervical disc disease. Multiple contiguous arthroplasties introduce unique changes in spinal kinematics that warrant study independent of single-level surgery. The literature regarding the biomechanics, indications, outcomes and complications specific to multiple level arthroplasties was reviewed. Appropriate application of this technology has been shown to be a safe and potentially advantageous alternative to arthrodesis.
Lopez, DO, Alejandro J. and Gopez, MD, Jonas
"Multiple Contiguous-Level Cervical Disc Arthroplasties: Unique Considerations,"
JHN Journal: Vol. 14:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/jhnj/vol14/iss1/3