Take time to understand the possible dangers from artificial disc surgery. Talk to your doctor about the possible dangers and complications of Mobi-C surgery.
Implanting artificial discs in the neck is serious surgery. There are blood vessels and nerves very close to where the implants enter the body. Your doctor will take care to find and protect the blood vessels and nerves.
- A small cut to a blood vessel could cause a dangerous loss of blood (hemorrhage) or even death.
- Damage to a nerve can cause long-term loss of movement (paralysis) or feeling.
As with any artificial disc surgery, there are steps your doctor should take to make the surgery safe. The Mobi-C should only be used by doctors, who:
- Are skilled in neck surgery.
- Are trained in the proper use of Mobi-C, how it works, and how to choose the correct size Mobi-C.
- Understand the risks and complications of disc surgery.
If your doctor does not have quality experience or training, there could be a higher chance of problems from surgery, including nerve or spinal cord complications.
Bone tissue could form outside the vertebrae (heterotopic ossification (HO)). HO can happen after artificial cervical disc surgery and causes less cervical motion.
If HO forms, it has not been shown to cause harmful results in Mobi-C patients.