The artificial lumbar disc replacement surgery is an alternative to fusion for patients with Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD).  Lumbar fusion surgery eliminates motion at the operative level.  It is associated with a reoperation risk of 10-15%, as well as a 30-80% risk of adjecent level deterioration.  Alternatively, the lumbar disc replacement allows restoration of disc height in a degenerative disc and restores the segmental motion.  

The activL Artificial Disc is an evolution in lumbar Total Disc Replacement incorporating more effective, safe and durable designs to address DDD.

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