Cervical Artificial Disc:
Several prosthetic devices are currently available for artificial intervertebral disc arthroplasty (AIDA) of the cervical spine. AIDA is proposed as an alternative to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for patients with symptomatic cervical degenerative disc disease (DDD).
Lumbar Artificial Disc:
A lumbar disk replacement substitutes a mechanical device for an intervertebral disk in the lumbar spine. The device is meant to restore motion to the spine by replacing the worn, degenerated disk.
This policy is designed to address medical guidelines that are appropriate for the majority of individuals with a particular disease, illness, or condition. Each person’s unique clinical circumstances may warrant individual consideration, based on review of applicable medical records.