News | May 01, 2008

First Surgery Using NuNec Cervical Arthroplasty Device Completed

May 2, 2008 - Pioneer Surgical Technology Inc. said today the successful human implantation of its next-generation cervical total disc replacement (TDR), NuNec Cervical Arthroplasty Device, was successfully completed.

The surgeries were performed in Beijing, China on patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD) otherwise indicated for standard fusion surgery.

"This (NuNec) is truly a one-of-a-kind, next-generation cervical TDR," said Hansen Yuan, M.D., a designing surgeon team member for NuNec. “It features a unique cam locking mechanism which provides optimum fixation without keel cutting as well as an HA coating on the outer surfaces of the PEEK plates to facilitate consistent biological fixation. Unlike many cervical disc devices, the radiolucency of the PEEK material in NuNec causes no artifact in MRI or CT imaging.”

For more information: www.pioneersurgical.com

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