F Dr. Vikas V. Varma Vikas Varma is a trusted and reliable orthopedic surgeon based in Manhattan, NY and Astoria, Queens. Dr. Varma attended the University of Maryland, where he received his medical degree, and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Connecticut.
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Motion Preservation Surgery

Motion Preservation Surgery for Cervical Spine
Preserving motion within the cervical spine usually calls for total disc replacement. During cervical disc replacement surgery, the damaged disc is removed, and an arthroplasty device, or remodeled artificial disc, is implanted. The device is meant to achieve neural decompression and near normal restoration of motion, while minimizing any damage to the adjacent discs.

This procedure is relatively safe, however in rare instances, some side effects or complications have been reported. Possible fractures along surrounding discs, movement of the implant, or possible damage, failure, or loosening of the device.

Motion Preservation Surgeries for Lumbar Spine
When performing surgical procedures to preserve motion along the lumbar spine, we group the devices or implants into two specific categories anterior, and posterior.