Who should receive the PRODISC C Implant?
The PRODISC C Total Disc Replacement is used to replace one unhealthy (diseased and/or degenerated) disc of the cervical spine after the unhealthy disc is removed.
PRODISC C Total Disc Replacement is designed to reduce pain by removing the unhealthy disc while potentially allowing your neck to move after surgery. The PRODISC C Total Disc Replacement should only be used in patients who:
Who should NOT receive the PRODISC C Total Disc Replacement?
You should not receive the PRODISC C Total Disc Replacement if you have any of the following:
In addition, in order to receive this device you must be old enough that the bones in your body are mature and are no longer growing.
If any of these factors apply to you or if you think that you have any special health issues, please make sure to inform your doctor.
Who should receive the PRODISC L Implant?
You should discuss the options available to you with your doctor. Only your doctor can decide whether you are a candidate for receiving the PRODISC L Total Disc Replacement. In order to be a candidate to receive the PRODISC L Total Disc Replacement you must first meet the following minimum requirements:
Who should NOT receive the PRODISC L Total Disc Replacement?
Your occupation or activity level, your weight, the condition of other levels of your spine, whether or not you are pregnant, and any allergies you have may influence whether you should have the PRODISC L Total Disc Replacement surgery. If any of these factors apply to you, or if you think that you have any special health issues, please make sure to inform your doctor.
Things to consider before you choose to have surgery
The resources provided on this site are for informational purposes only. This website is not a replacement for professional medical advice. You should discuss both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options with your doctor. Only your doctor is qualified to diagnose and treat your condition.
Problems can occur when you have spine surgery, including surgery with PRODISC Implants. There is a risk that the surgery may not make you feel better or may cause you to feel worse. If this happens, you may need another surgery to help you feel better.