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About PRODISC C Total Disc Replacement

The PRODISC C Total Disc Replacement device is intended to treat a single degenerated (diseased) disc in the cervical spine C3 to C7. The PRODISC C Implant was designed in collaboration with practicing spine surgeons and has been thoroughly tested in both laboratory and clinical settings.


The PRODISC C Implant allows the potential for motion through its ball and socket design.

  • A plastic inlay affixed to a bottom metal endplate forms the ball.
  • A polished concave metal surface in the top endplate forms the socket.
  • The socket can move over the surface of the ball to allow for controlled and predictable motion.


The PRODISC C Implant is secured to the bones (vertebrae) in the spine with a patented central keel on the top and bottom endplates. A coating has also been applied to all the implant surfaces that contact bone to allow for the bone to grow onto the implant.

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Potential PRODISC C Implant Surgical Complications

As with any surgery, there are some possible complications that can occur when you have Total Disc Replacement surgery with the PRODISC C Implant. Complications can occur singly or in combination and may include:

  • Allergic reaction to the anesthesia used during your surgery
  • Allergic reaction to the implant materials that may lead to implant loosening or failure
  • Change in the curvature of your neck
  • Death 
  • Difficulty or pain when you swallow
  • Difficulty with, or change in, your speech
  • The implant may not stay in place, or may break, bend, loosen, or move, potentially causing pain, paralysis or damage to blood vessels, nerves, or the spinal cord
  • Pain in your neck, arms, or other parts of your body
  • Numbness or tingling in your extremities
  • Muscle weakness in your extremities, or in general
  • Failure of the device/procedure to make you feel better
  • Fracture of the bones in your neck
  • Seizures
  • Infection (of your wound, your spine, or an infection in your blood)
  • Inability to move your neck at the treated level (unintended fusion) 
  • Development or progression of disease at other levels in your cervical spine
  • Bleeding or a collection of clotted blood (hematoma)
  • Blood clots in your extremities, lungs, brain (stroke), or other parts of your body
  • Swelling
  • Complications of pregnancy, including miscarriage and fetal birth defects
  • Inability to resume activities of normal daily living.

In a U.S. clinical study of 103 patients who received PRODISC C Total Disc Replacement, there were six (6) patients who did not get any relief of their symptoms and a number of other patients whose improvement was likely not significant enough for them to notice a difference. There were two (2) patients who needed additional surgery on their necks.

Throughout the course of the clinical study, patients reported health-related problems to their physicians. Some of the most common were pain, headaches, and muscle aches. There may be other risks associated with treatment using the PRODISC C Total Disc Replacement.

Although many of the major risks are listed here, a more complete list is provided in the package insert, which your doctor has received. Please ask your doctor for more information about any additional risks possibly related to surgery. If you decide to have spine surgery, you should discuss all the available options with your surgeon. If you would like additional information or have more questions about Total Disc Replacement surgery, please contact your doctor.

Case Study Disclaimer

Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.

This information is not a replacement for professional medical advice. Only your surgeon is qualified to diagnose and treat your condition.

DSUS/SPN/0215/0770 05/2015

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