Degenerative Cervical Spine Pathology
Degenerative cervical spinal pathology may result in a damaged disc that can cause pain. When a disc degenerates, the disc:
Non-Fusion Cervical Disc
The Mobi-C is an artificial disc for the neck. The Mobi-C has three parts: Two metal plates and a plastic insert in the middle. The plates are made up of a mix of metals commonly used in spine surgery such as cobalt, chromium, and molybdenum. The plates have teeth on the top and bottom that help hold the plates to the vertebrae. The teeth are pressed int othe bone with no bone to cut out, which makes the Mobi-C design and technique bone sparing.
The Mobi-C comes in many sizes. Dr. Wharton will choose the size that best fits your disc.
How does the Mobi-C move?
The top plate moves over the insert. The insert slides across and twists over the bottom plate.
The miscles and soft tissue in your neck move the vertebrae and the attached Mobi-C plates. Wihtt he vertebrae and muscle movement, the Mobi-C is free to twist and slide left-to-right and front-to-back.
Are you a candidate
Dr. Wharton will evaluate and determine the best cervical spine surgery solution for each individual case and discuss all details with you during evaluation and consultations.