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Bryan total disc arthroplasty: a replacement disc for cervical disc disease

Authors Wenger M, Markwalder T

Published 30 July 2010 Volume 2010:3 Pages 11—24


Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Markus Wenger1, Thomas-Marc Markwalder2
1Neurosurgery, Klinik Beau-Site and Salem-Spital, Berne, Switzerland; 2Attending Neurosurgeon FMH, Private Practice Spine Surgery, Berne-Muri, Switzerland

Abstract: Total disc arthroplasty is a new option in the treatment of cervical degenerative disc disease. Several types of cervical disc prostheses currently challenge the gold-standard discectomy and fusion procedures. This review describes the Bryan Cervical Disc System and presents the Bryan prosthesis, its indications, surgical technique, complications, and outcomes, as given in the literature.

Keywords: cervical spine, degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, myelopathy, spine surgery, bryan prosthesis, complication, outcome

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