1145 - Artificial Intervertebral Disc Replacement in Patients with Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease

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Description of Medical Service

The proposed service is a surgical procedure for the implantation of a medical device used in the treatment and management of cervical DDD in patients who have failed to respond to conservative care. The procedure is known as CDA and involves surgical insertion of an artificial disc. Under general anaesthesia, the patient is placed in the supine position. The anterior cervical spine is exposed, and following standard discectomy and decompression of the neural elements, an artificial disc prosthesis is placed between the vertebrae.

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Previous Application Number

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation


Assessment Report

Assessment Report (PDF 461 KB)
Assessment Report Appendices (PDF 1141 KB)

Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 187 KB)

Meetings for this Application




12 - 13 October 2011


29 November 2011