By Laura Dyrda
The ProDisc-C total disc replacement was compared with single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion in a new Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery article.
There were 209 patients included in the study; 103 received the ProDisc and 106 underwent ACDF. The seven-year follow-up rate was 92 percent — 152 of 165 patients. Here are five key findings.
1. The procedures were both effective introducing neck and arm pain as well as improving and maintaining function and health-related quality of life.