Centinel Spine has announced the completion of the 500th procedure in the USA with its latest US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved total disc replacement (TDR) system of prodisc cervical solutions, prodisc C Vivo and prodisc C SK. The milestone comes less than two months after Centinel Spine announced the completion of 250 procedures with the system.
Richard Fessler, a neurosurgeon at Rush University (Chicago, USA), said: “The new keel-less prodisc C Vivo device offers a combination of a well-designed anatomical endplate shape along with robust spikes that provide strong immediate fixation. Additionally, the simple instrumentation and minimal implantation steps result in an extremely easy-to-use system and efficient surgical technique.”
Orthopaedic spine surgeon, Oliver Tannous, from MedStar Washington Hospital Center (Washington DC, USA) added: “This new prodisc system is an excellent solution for my patients because it gives me multiple implant options within the same system. This optionality has provided me the versatility to expand my patient selection and overall disc arthroplasty usage. Although these prodisc technologies are new to the USA, I have confidence in the system based on the proven motion mechanics, long track record, and strong clinical data behind the technologies.”
The prodisc portfolio is the most extensive total disc replacement system in the world, offering both cervical and lumbar implants with anatomically differentiated endplates, say Centinel Spine, who state that they are the only company with FDA approval for both cervical and lumbar TDR systems. All of the prodisc cervical and lumbar devices incorporate prodisc CORE technology.
Centinel Spine CEO Steve Murray, commented: “Total disc replacement is one of the most rapidly expanding segments in all of orthopaedics, and we are delighted with the accelerated global growth in both our cervical and lumbar disc replacement businesses.
“On the cervical side, it is a clear benefit to provide a system that can match the disc to individual surgeon and patient needs. Further, our lumbar system also offers similar optionality benefits through a variety of unique anatomic configurations.”