About Prodisc L
The vertebral bodies encase the spinal cord to provide protection. When stacked on top of each other, they form the spinal column which provides stability for the head and upper body. The spinal cord and the nerve exits are located within the spinal canal. The intervertebral discs are located between the vertebral bodies. These discs cushion shock forces, acting as “shock absorbers”. The discs in conjunction with the vertebral joints facilitate motion by turning, stretching and bending of the neck.
Maintaining Spinal Balance & Motion
Decelerate Adjacent Level Reoperations
Accelerate the Resumption of Activities of Daily Living
PRODISC L TOTAL DISC REPLACEMENT
- Prodisc L has a very long clinical history (25+ years) and has been widely used throughout the world. The prodisc line of total disc replacements (TDRs) are the most widely studied TDRs, with over 400 peer-reviewed published studies, reporting on over 13,000 patients. The first implantation of a prodisc L took place in 1990, and the second generation design received US PMA approval in 2006.
- This page outlines some of the clinical studies, biomechanical, and cost-effectiveness evaluations that have been published on prodisc L.
- No other disc replacement system has been studied more: nearly 40% of all TDR papers report on prodisc. More published lives than for any other system with over 13,000 patients reported on in over 400 articles.
- The prodisc design has been validated with over 125,000 device implantations and a reported reoperation rate of less than 1%.