Lumbar total disc arthroplasty in patients older than 60 years of age: a prospective study of the ProDisc prosthesis with 2-year minimum follow-up period.

@article{Bertagnoli2006LumbarTD,
  title={Lumbar total disc arthroplasty in patients older than 60 years of age: a prospective study of the ProDisc prosthesis with 2-year minimum follow-up period.},
  author={Rudolf Bertagnoli and James J. Yue and Regina Nanieva and Andrea Fenk-Mayer and Daniel S Husted and Rahul V. Shah and John W. Emerson},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2006},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={85-90}
}
OBJECT The authors conducted a prospective longitudinal study to obtain outcome (minimum follow-up period 2 years) regarding the safety and efficacy of single-level lumbar disc (ProDisc prosthesis) replacement in patients 60 years of age or older. METHODS This prospective analysis involved 22 patients treated in whom the lumbar ProDisc prosthesis was used for total disc arthroplasty. All patients presented with disabling discogenic low-back pain (LBP) with or without radicular pain. The… CONTINUE READING