The PRODISC®-L Total Disc Replacement is an artificial intervertebral disc made from metal and plastic that is used to treat pain associated with degenerative disc disease (DDD). DDD is defined as discogenic back pain (pain resulting from a degenerated intervertebral disc) with degeneration of the disc confirmed by patient history and radiographic studies. The PRODISC®-L Total Disc Replacement is implanted to replace a diseased or damaged intervertebral disc during a surgical procedure called spinal arthroplasty.
The PRODISC®-L Total Disc Replacement consists of three parts:
Two metal (cobalt-chrome alloy) endplates that are anchored to the top and bottom surfaces of the spinal bones (vertebrae) and a plastic (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, or UHMWPE) inlay that fits between the two endplates.
The plastic inlay and endplates help restore the natural distance between the two vertebrae (disc height). The top (superior) endplate can slide over the domed part of the inlay, which can allow movement at the level where it is implanted.
When is it used?
The PRODISC®-L Total Disc Replacement is indicated for spinal arthroplasty in patients who:
What will it accomplish?
The PRODISC®-L Total Disc Replacement is used to replace a damaged intervertebral disc. The device may restore disc height, may reduce pain, and may allow movement at the level where it is implanted.
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