News | July 17, 2007

Medtronic’s Prestige Artificial Disc for the Neck Now Available in the U.S.

July 18, 2007 – Medtronic’s FDA-cleared Prestige Cervical Disc is the first artificial disc commercially available in the U.S. for use in the neck. The Prestige Cervical Disc may offer patients who suffer from degenerative disc disease the potential to preserve motion at the treated level, as well as offer pain relief and function, the company says.

"The patented ball-and-trough of the Prestige Cervical Disc is designed to permit motion at the treated level," said J. Kenneth Burkus, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Ga. "Now patients suffering from cervical degenerative disc disease (DDD) have an alternative to motion limiting spinal fusion."

The company reports that study results involving 541 patients showed that the Prestige Cervical Disc had superior outcomes in neurological success, as well as overall success, a measurement that includes several safety and effectiveness outcomes, when compared to spinal fusion. The study also showed equivalent Neck Disability Index measures and fewer revision surgeries for patients who received the Prestige Cervical Disc. Post-operative examination of the disc patients showed that they had a statistically superior overall neurological success rate at 24 months.

"As an active mom and an amateur triathlete, the Prestige Disc gave me back my life," said Stacey Brickson, a patient enrolled in the clinical study from Madison, WI. "I had so much pain and disability from an auto accident that I could not even lift my head off a pillow before I got the Prestige Disc, and I was too active to even think about a spinal fusion," she added.

As part of the FDA-approval conditions, Medtronic has agreed to conduct a seven-year post approval study to evaluate long-term safety and effectiveness. Medtronic is also going to perform a five-year enhanced surveillance study.

For more information: www.necksurgery.com or www.prestigedisc.com.

Related Content

Philips Unveils IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology at ESTRO 2019
News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | April 25, 2019
Philips announced IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology, an intelligent patient management solution to manage complexity,...
ZON-PTC in Clinical Use With RayStation 8B and Hyperscan
News | Treatment Planning | March 19, 2019
Zuid-Oost Nederland Protonen Therapie Centrum (ZON-PTC), Maastricht, Netherlands, recently treated its first patient...
Mississippi Cancer Center Combines RayStation and TomoTherapy for Prostate Cancer Case
News | Treatment Planning | March 08, 2019
Anderson Regional Cancer Center in Meridian, Miss., has treated its first patient using the combination of RaySearch's...
Canon Adds Radiation Therapy Package to Aquilion Prime, Lightning CT Systems
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 11, 2019
In the patient-centric world of radiation oncology, it is critical that computed tomography (CT) simulation is...
Philips Collaborates With MIM Software on Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning
News | Treatment Planning | January 31, 2019
January 31, 2019 — Philips announced a collaboration with imaging solutions provider MIM Software Inc.
MIM Software Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Molecular Radiotherapy Dosimetry
Technology | Nuclear Imaging | January 16, 2019
MIM Software Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for molecular radiotherapy...
RayStation 8B Released With Machine Learning Applications for Treatment Planning
Technology | Treatment Planning | December 27, 2018
RaySearch Laboratories released RayStation 8B, the latest version of the radiation therapy treatment planning system (...
RaySearch Developing RayCommand Treatment Control System for U.K. Proton Therapy Facility
Technology | Radiation Therapy | December 10, 2018
RaySearch has decided to develop a treatment control system, RayCommand, to act as a link between its RayStation...
Mirada Medical Joins U.K. Consortium Exploring Healthcare AI
News | Artificial Intelligence | December 04, 2018
Mirada Medical, a leading global brand in medical imaging software, will form part of an artificial intelligence (AI)...