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.
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.
A professional baseball player returns to the playing field after PRODISC C surgery.
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:
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.
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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.