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Prestige® Cervical Disc


The PRESTIGE® Cervical Disc is a stainless steel surgical implant indicated to treat patients suffering from degenerative disc disease (DDD) of the cervical (neck) spine. The patented ball-and-trough design allows for a variable center of rotation, meaning the disc is designed to better replicate the motion of a naturally functioning cervical spine.

Who can benefit?

It is estimated that more than 200,000 patients receive surgical treatment for cervical DDD. Patients suffering from single-level cervical DDD with problematic radiculopathy which is arm pain numbness, tingling, and/or weakness from a pinched nerve in the neck related to a herniated disc. Many patients will also have some element of neck pain going along with it. Patients may also have bone spurs causing irritation of the nerve root, with arm pain and/or neck pain.

Traditional spinal fusion

Spinal fusion is the current standard of care for patients suffering from DDD. It is a widely used and successful therapy that shows a 95% success rate based on radiographic imaging. However, fusions restrict motion at treated levels and literature suggests that it may cause additional complications at adjacent levels of the spine. The PRESTIGE Cervical Disc design allows for preservation of motion at the treated level and is an effective and safe treatment for many patients. Spinal fusions will still be indicated for certain patients, but there now exists another option for patients suffering from DDD.

The PRESTIGE® Cervical Disc

The disc was approved by the FDA after reviewing data from the largest completed clinical trial to date involving the cervical spine. Patients in the study showed superior overall success and superior neurological success which incorporated sensory, motor, and reflex functions. The PRESTIGE Disc is the first artificial disc approved by the FDA for use in the U.S.

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Randomised Evaluation of Surgery with Craniectomy for
Uncontrollable Elevation of Intra-Cranial Pressure

The aim of this trial is to determine the effectiveness of an operation (decompressive craniectomy), compared to medical management alone, to treat brain swelling and improve outcome. We hope that this will better define the indications for treatment and the future management of these patients with traumatic brain injury.

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