Arthroplasty is an operation where a painful, degenerated disc is removed and replaced by a ball and socket implant that is intended to allow motion. In this procedure, mobility in the motion segment is retained in comparison with fusion operations where mobility is lost.

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Professional Education

DePuy Synthes Spine company policy requires training prior to the use of PRODISC C and PRODISC L Total Disc Replacements. The minimum requirements of the Surgeon Education Program include lectures, didactic discussions and hands-on training in a cadaveric bioskills lab and/or observation of a live PRODISC Total Disc Replacement surgery with an approved surgeon faculty member. DePuy Synthes Spine offers a number of Preceptorship opportunities throughout the year.


Collaborating with world-renowned faculty, DePuy Synthes Spine is committed to professional education concerning the latest techniques in spine surgery. DePuy Synthes Spine provides product training for healthcare professionals within various stages of their career. Our educational opportunities encompass a variety of modalities to meet the diverse training needs of healthcare professionals.


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