AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 6 (June)

Total Disc Arthroplasty Procedures Performed on the Cervical and Lumbar Spine (June 2007)

June 2007 pages 1-3 Total Disc Arthroplasty Procedures Performed on the Cervical and Lumbar Spine Total disc arthroplasty of the lumbar spine has been performed in the United States since approximately 2000 as part of an original Food and Drug Administration (FDA) study and, since gaining FDA approval in October 2004, has been performed nationally. Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty: What Is It? Lumbar disc arthroplasty represents a novel management option for patients who elect surgical treatment of symptomatic degenerative disc disease, which has been refractory to conservative measures. Until this procedure was introduced, open surgical treatments were limited to either...

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