Similar clinical outcomes for total disc replacement and fusion treatments after 5 years
Five-year results of the prospective, randomized, multicenter, Food and Drug Administration investigational device exemption study of the ProDisc-L total disc replacement versus circumferential arthrodesis for the treatment of single-level degenerative diJ Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Dec;17(6):493-501
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236 patients with degenerative disc disease were randomized to receive either a ProDisc-L total disc replacement or circumferential fusion. The results of the study after 5 years found that total disc replacement was non-inferior to standard circumferential fusion, and demonstrated significantly better short-term improvements in some areas (ODI, SF-36 PCS). Both methods would be appropriate surgic...
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