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"Introducing Centinel Spine, the company offering the most studied and clinically proven disk replacement technology in the world. This is a brief overview of the ProDisc C cervical disc replacement system.

Beginning with clinical usage in 1990, in over 30 years of use, ProDisc has become the most studied and widely used total disc replacement in the world, with over 540 published studies. It is used worldwide to relieve patients from pain or other symptoms resulting from degenerative disc disease.

The ProDisc design couples years of engineering development with proven spine motion principles. The diseased disc is removed and replaced with ProDisc C, which has a unique central heel to provide immediate stability to the implant. After implantation, ProDisc C provides height restoration, offloading pinched nerves. The implant provides controlled and guided motion, shown to be safe and effective over the long term.

ProDisc is designed to resist normal forces on the spine and not alter loads on the facet joints, enabling a rapid return to an active lifestyle. So that you can not only regain your life but even achieve new horizons.

Since 1990, the ProDisc technology has become the most trusted device for disc replacement. Ask your surgeon about whether ProDisc C may be an option for you."

ProDisc-C Total Disc Replacement surgery is an alternative to anterior cervical discectomy (ACDF).

In both the ACDF and the ProDisc-C Total Disc Replacement procedures, the unhealthy disc is removed and the height at that level of your spine is restored to relieve pressure on the nerves and/or spinal cord. In an ACDF procedure, after the unhealthy disc is removed, the bones are fixed in position with implants and bone graft.

In some ACDF procedures, the bone graft may come from your hip in a separate incision. After surgery, the two bones are supposed to grow together, creating one solid piece of bone and eliminating motion at that level of your spine. In the ProDisc-C Total Disc Replacement procedure , the device is inserted into the disc space to restore the height at that level of your spine, while potentially allowing some motion. The procedure does not require a bone graft.

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