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Intervertebral Disk Replacement

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A small study shows promise for intervertebral disk replacement rather than spinal fusion or artificial disk replacements.

Preliminary experience in 5 patients with degenerative spine disease suggests that transplantation of fresh-frozen intervertebral disks preserved motion and stability of the spinal unit, despite some signs of mild degeneration in the disks over follow-up. Neurologic symptoms in all patients were also improved compared with before-surgery levels.