Measurement error of lumbar total disc replacement range of motion
Range of Motion, Articular
To be 95% certain that an implanted TDR prosthesis has any sagittal motion, a ROM of at least 4.6 degrees must be observed, which is the upper limit of intraobserver measurement variability for a TDR with a true ROM of 0 degrees. To be 95% certain that a change in TDR ROM has occurred between 2 measurements by the same observer, a change in ROM of at least 9.6 degrees must be observed (the entire range of +/-4.6 degrees intraobserver variability). ROM measurement variability should be considered when evaluating the success or failure of motion preservation in lumbar TDR.