Navigation Links
2-year results: Artificial disc a viable alternative to fusion for 2-level disc disease
Date:5/20/2011

nced more rapid improvement.

Discs act as cushions between the bones (vertebrae) of the spine. When healthy, they have enough "give" to allow the back to be flexible but they are firm enough to provide stability. With age or injury, they can lose their pliability and density. Nerves may become pinched between the bones, causing pain not just in the spine but in other parts of the body.

Fusion surgery is intended to relieve symptoms of degenerative disc disease by removing the damaged disc and replacing it with bone. Rods and screws are attached to the spine to hold the bones in place while the vertebrae grow together (fuse). Studies show these procedures often can be effective in certain situations but there can be drawbacks: fused sections of the spine can lose their flexibility, potentially impeding normal movement and putting greater stress on the surrounding discs. The adjacent discs then can be prone to injury, often requiring more fusion surgery.

Artificial discs are designed to maintain natural spine movement. They may reduce the need for follow-up surgery.

"Although our data extend two years out from surgery, fully evaluating the benefits or disadvantages of either procedure will require longer follow-up to detect adjacent-level disc degeneration and possible device wear," said Delamarter, who joined Cedars-Sinai in 2009.

In a commentary on the article in the same journal, Andrew J. Schoenfeld, MD, of the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, said the authors "are to be commended for an important work that contributes substantially to the growing literature regarding total disc replacement. While it has limitations, the work of Delamarter et al. should be recognized as the first prospective, randomized study on two-level total disc replacement and one that highlights short-term clinical advantages for the procedure, such as accelerated rehabilitation and enhanced pain relief."


'/>"/>

Contact: Sandy Van
sandy@prpacific.com
808-526-1708
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. C-Sections Continue 12-Year Climb: U.S. Report
2. Transplant drug 2-year study outcomes show superior kidney function
3. First symptoms of psychosis evident in 12-year-olds
4. Law Firm Dussault and Zatir Settles Lawsuit Involving 92-Year-Old Woman Knocked Down by Neighbor's Dog
5. Abbreviated Trials Yield Misleading Results: Study
6. Artificial tissue promotes skin growth in wounds
7. Latest Artificial Pancreas Trials Reduce Risk of Low Blood Sugar
8. University of Granada researchers make the first bioartificial organ in Spain
9. For back, neck pain, artificial disc replacement has cost, outcome advantages over fusion surgery
10. Biological joints could replace artificial joints soon
11. Artificial Turf Helps Football Players With Agility Drills
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/12/2014)... PA (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 "The second ... it’s uncomfortable and painful to wear shoes," said an inventor ... special sock that prevents this from happening. , He then ... effective way to prevent the second and big toes from ... endurance while wearing shoes. Ergonomic and easy to use, it's ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... 2014 As DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits ... courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the publication of a ... the failure of metal-on-metal hip replacements. The research, which ... of Bone & Joint Surgery, looked at 597 ... prostheses at least twelve months earlier. The blood metal ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... “Critical Care Therapeutics in Major Developed ... PCCs and Recombinant Products to Drive Market,” which ... in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, ... of market size for 2013, along with market ... that are being treated using the five major ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... Arab Emirates (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 ... Los Angeles basketball legend is heading to the UAE. ... and six-time champion will be in the UAE from ... Fitness Weekend in support of diabetes awareness. The event ... award-winning entertainment marketing and event management company based in ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 ... by Doctors Sen and Samantha Pearson, a couple boasting ... chose to launch Restore My Vision Today as a ... that many ophthalmologists have become in their respective ... makes readers privy to a “secret” trove of pertinent ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Release of New Study Tying Elevated Metal Ions to Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Release of New Study Tying Elevated Metal Ions to Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure 3Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Release of New Study Tying Elevated Metal Ions to Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure 4Health News:Critical Care Therapeutics in Major Developed Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 4.7% to $2.5 Billion in 2019 2Health News:Critical Care Therapeutics in Major Developed Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 4.7% to $2.5 Billion in 2019 3Health News:Critical Care Therapeutics in Major Developed Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 4.7% to $2.5 Billion in 2019 4Health News:Critical Care Therapeutics in Major Developed Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 4.7% to $2.5 Billion in 2019 5Health News:Critical Care Therapeutics in Major Developed Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 4.7% to $2.5 Billion in 2019 6Health News:Los Angeles Basketball Legend Headed to Dubai 2Health News:Los Angeles Basketball Legend Headed to Dubai 3Health News:Restore My Vision Today | Groundbreaking Book Reveals How To Restore Your Vision Without The Use of Glasses – Vinamy 2Health News:Restore My Vision Today | Groundbreaking Book Reveals How To Restore Your Vision Without The Use of Glasses – Vinamy 3
... 2011) -Texas Children,s Hospital in Houston announces that ... earned a National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) ... congenital heart disease, heart defects, and the development of ... amniotic fluid. The award comes with new funding of ...
... brain function variations between the left and right sides ... weight of the placenta. The finding could shed new ... later life. The research, conducted at the University ... Epidemiology Unit at Southampton General Hospital, reveals that children ...
... Spanish . Between 5 % and 10 % of ... father or mother a mutation in a gene that is susceptible to ... of the genes to be monitored. It is estimated that 30 % ... these two genes (which suggests, at the same time, that there are ...
... the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) has carried ... between the sexes and generations in terms of forgiveness. ... while women are better at forgiving than men. ... it shows us what reasons people have for forgiving ...
... both type 1 diabetes and CKD have an increased ... with type 1 diabetes and overt nephropathy develop End-Stage ... The competing risks of death and ESRD may confound ... Now, the researchers at the University of Helsinki, University ...
... Reporter , THURSDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Cyclists ... street traffic have fewer accidents compared to bikers pedalling ... found that there is a 28 percent lower injury ... in parallel and comparable roads," noted study lead author ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Tissue engineering methods earn funding to heal little hearts 2Health News:Brain function linked to birth size in groundbreaking new study 2Health News:Ph.D. thesis on 2 genes involved in hereditary breast and ovary cancer cases 2Health News:Women are better at forgiving 2Health News:Competing risks analysis highlights new targets in preventing ESRD and death of diabetics 2Health News:Separate Bikes-Only Lanes in Cities Cut Injury Rate: Study 2Health News:Separate Bikes-Only Lanes in Cities Cut Injury Rate: Study 3
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 11, 2014  Major advances in radiation ... are being highlighted in a three-day Oncology Summit ... from 10-12 July, 2014.  Renowned national and international cancer experts ... practices and exchange knowledge on modern technologies making ... efficient. The Summit will address ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... and analog IC solutions, today announced that it will ... 2014, at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time (10:00 a.m. Eastern ... fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 30, 2014. ... 1-888-556-4997 before 6:50 a.m. Pacific time on July 24, ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: ... it has completed the sale to Galderma of all ... or held by Valeant for $1.4 billion in cash, ... which recently completed its acquisition of Galderma. ... our products to a company that is firmly committed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 2Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 3Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 4Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 5
Iems Incubator/Shaker expansion module for 2 module incubator/shaker. high performance microplate incubator and orbital shaker. It's superior temperature control and efficient orbital shaking reduce ...
... are designed to give reliable performance for all ... on/off button, power supply socket and fuse holder ... unit. The speed knob is located on the ... from a minimum 950 rpm to a maximum ...
The BD LSR II can be configured with up to four fixed alignment lasers and the ability to detect up to 15 colors, utilizing a revolutionary optical design. The BD LSR II can be configured with a 488 ...
... especially suited for cell analysis and ... allows to analyze scatter signals in ... channels. Data acquisition, analysis, and real-time ... PC employing Partec DPAC software, built-in ...
Medicine Products: