HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Disc replacement in neck relieves pain, restores mobility

ches bone. Cervical disk disease is expected to increase substantially as baby boomers age.

"The only approved method today to help cervical disc disease patients is to clear away the troublesome bone spurs and disc material and fuse the cervical vertebrae together," said Nockels. "This permanent fusion of bone eliminates normal movement between the fused vertebrae. It also may put added stress on the vertebrae above and below the fusion."

The PRESTIGE TMArtificial Cervical Disc consists of two, stainless-steel components that are attached to the vertebrae with screws. The components are designed to act as a pivot point, which may allow the spine to move more naturally.

Loyola is one of 20 centers nationwide evaluating the device under a U.S. Food and Drug Administration protocol.

"Although anecdotal, several disc recipients in the clinical trial have been involved in serious motor vehicle accidents," said Nockels. "One was a front-end crash; another occurred 10 weeks after the disc surgery. Some patients were subject to air bag deployment.

"In spite of this, follow-up X-rays of these patients show continued normal function and no device-related problems," Nockels reported. If the new device is proven effective and approved by the FDA, it will eliminate the need for transplanted human bone, which is required with spinal fusion. It will allow motion of the neck, and may reduce the likelihood of degeneration in adjacent discs.

Co-authors of the study are Dr. Vincent C. Traynelis, University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, Iowa; Dr. Regis W. Haid Jr., Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta; Dr. Thomas A. Zdeblick, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.; and Craig M. Squires, Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Memphis, Tenn.


'"/>

Contact: Joanne Swanson
jswanson@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System
18-Mar-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Growing your own replacement teeth? Not science fiction!
2. Premature infants with lung disease may continue to need replacement substance to ease breathing
3. Biotech breakthrough in islet cell replacement for type 1 diabetes
4. MDCT is better than plain film in diagnosing hip replacement complications
5. Testosterone replacement improves muscle strength, function in HIV-infected women
6. Minors able to buy nicotine replacement therapy products
7. Study finds no causal link between testosterone replacement, prostate cancer or cardiac disease
8. Study: growth hormone-deficient young adults need larger replacement doses than older adults
9. Study of hip replacement patients finds 80 percent eligible for minimally invasive surgery
10. Lens replacement material holds prospect of young eyes for people over 40
11. Substantial increase in breast cancer risk from combination hormone replacement therapy

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/30/2017)... ... 30, 2017 , ... According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), ... the top 5 most popular minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures in the country. With summer close, ... over the next 8-10 weeks. For anyone considering a hair removal procedure, there are ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... ... March 30, 2017 , ... AudioEducator, a ... “ Preventing Hospital Readmissions Through Discharge Planning ” with noted expert Sue Dill ... This conference discusses strategies to prevent readmissions in light of the most recent ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... , ... March 29, 2017 , ... ... women’s professional squash, announced it has enlisted New York City-based sports and entertainment ... will develop and procure sponsorship opportunities for the Professional Squash Association (PSA), which ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) , ... March 30, 2017 , ... ... called the "Spice of Life" or "Wonder Spice", it has been used for thousands ... use in the East," says Heshelow, author of " Turmeric: How to Use it ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... ... provides insight into the challenges employers face in trying to balance both short-term ... employee benefits programs? Adding to the growing complexity, companies are finding that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/30/2017)... 2017  Akcea Therapeutics, a subsidiary of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, ... Phase 2b dose-ranging study of AKCEA-APO(a)-L Rx in ... of the study is to determine the dose level ... a planned Phase 3 cardiovascular outcome study. ... collaboration with Novartis to develop and commercialize drugs to ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... QUEBEC CITY , March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for ... launch of this truly personalized orthopaedic restoration. Bodycad ... clearance for a joint reconstruction implant system. ... designed to optimize personalized restoration of the patient,s ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... 29, 2017 Avelas Biosciences, Inc., a clinical stage oncology-focused ... today announced that Carmine N. Stengone , president and chief ... Needham & Company 16 th Annual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, ... the Westin Grand Central Hotel in New York City ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: