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What symptoms require medical attention after an artificial disc replacement procedure?

Some postoperative symptoms indicate that you are at risk of complications and you require a doctor’s attention.

After artificial disc replacement, pay attention to how you feel and call your doctor should you have symptoms such as:

  • fever
  • numbness
  • weakness
  • swelling
  • drainage
  • redness
  • bleeding
  • headache
  • difficulty swallowing
  • difficulty breathing

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/