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Lumbar total disc replacement and fusion provide similar clinical outcomes at 5 years


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

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 di

J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Oct 19

Contributing Authors: JE Zigler RB Delamarter

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Synopsis

236 patients with degenerative disc disease were randomized to receive the ProDisc-L total disc replacement or circumferential fusion. The results of the 5 year study indicate that total disc replacement is non-inferior to fusion and results in significantly better short-term outcomes for some measures including satisfaction. Both fusion and total disc replacement are reasonable long-term surgical...

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