MOBI-C CERVICAL DISC

AN ALTERNATIVE TO FUSION FOR TWO-LEVEL DISC REPLACEMENT

Before artificial discs were available, patients would traditionally receive an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) procedure to alleviate the pain from a herniated disc. In a fusion surgery, the disc is removed and either a bone spacer or a plastic implant will be placed in the disc space to restore disc height and remove pressure on the pinched nerves or spinal cord. A metal plate and screws can be placed on the front of the neck to hold the implant in place. The result of this procedure will be a segment that no longer moves, or is "fused". The potential downside of a fusion procedure, in addition to the loss of motion, is that it can create additional stress on the spinal levels above and below it. This can cause degeneration at those levels and potentially result in another future surgery. Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County is proud to have two of the finest board-certified, fellowship-trained, spine-surgeons in the area performing this state-of-the-art procedure.

Meet Our Spine Surgeons Performing the Mobi-C Procedure

WILLIAM BARRICK, MD

WILLIAM BARRICK, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

NICHOLAS RENALDO, MD

NICHOLAS RENALDO, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Mobi-C vs Fusion Procedure

MOBI-C CERVICAL DISK