The mechanical performance of cervical total disc replacements in vivo: prospective retrieval analysis of prodisc-C devices.

@article{Lebl2012TheMP,
  title={The mechanical performance of cervical total disc replacements in vivo: prospective retrieval analysis of prodisc-C devices.},
  author={Darren R. Lebl and Frank P. Cammisa and Federico Pablo Girardi and Timothy Max Wright and Celeste Abjornson},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2012},
  volume={37 26},
  pages={2151-60}
}
STUDY DESIGN Prospective retrieval analysis of Prodisc-C cervical total disc replacements (CTDRs) from 24 explanting surgeons during a 6-year period. OBJECTIVE To determine the in vivo mechanical performance and fixation to bone of explanted Prodisc-C CTDRs. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The nature and quantity of damage sustained by an implanted device has proven to be important in the prediction of clinical longevity. We hypothesized that retrieval analysis of the Prodisc-C will display… CONTINUE READING
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