Am I A Candidate For The PRESTIGE® Cervical Disc?
The PRESTIGE® Cervical Disc may be an appropriate surgical treatment option for patients with radiculopathy and/or myelopathy related to single-level cervical disc disease.
Neck pain? Arm pain? Weakness? Numbness? The PRESTIGE® Cervical Disc is generally indicated for use in the C3-C7 levels of the cervical spine to treat symptoms such as arm pain or weakness caused by cervical disc disease. Print out a handout to take to your doctor.
The PRESTIGE® Cervical Disc is not indicated for patients with any of the following conditions:
- Local inflammation
- Segmental instability
- Morbid obesity
- Mental illness or incompetency
- Suspected or documented metal allergy or intolerance
- Rapid joint disease, bone absorption, osteopenia or osteoporosis
- A known hereditary or acquired bone friability or calcification problem
- Remaining general skeletal growth (pediatric)
- Severe osteomalacia, or metabolic bone disease
- Disease or surgical problem that would preclude the potential benefit of spinal implant surgery, such as tumors or congenital abnormalities, local operating site fracture, elevated sedimentation rate, or marked left shift in the WBC differential count
- Inadequate tissue coverage over the operative site
- Any condition not described in the indications
- Unwillingness to cooperate with postoperative instructions
There are some risks associated with the PRESTIGE® Cervical Disc:
- Early or late loosening of the components
- Component sizing issues
- Anatomical or technical difficulties
- Possible tissue reaction
- Formation of bone that may reduce spinal motion or result in a fusion, either at the treated level or adjacent levels
- The development of new radiculopathy, myelopathy, or pain
For more information, please click here for links to important safety information or the patient information brochure which contains the complete list of indications, warnings, precautions, adverse events, clinical results, and other important medical information.
The PRESTIGE® Cervical Disc should only be used by surgeons who are experienced in the surgical procedure and who have received adequate training with the device. A lack of adequate experience and/or training may result in a higher incidence of adverse events, which may require additional surgery for correction.
If you are anticipating spinal surgery, ask your doctor if you are a potential candidate for the PRESTIGE® Cervical Disc. Print out a handout to take to your doctor. To find a doctor near you, visit our physician locator.
For more information about the PRESTIGE® Cervical Disc, talk to your spine surgeon. To find a doctor near you, visit our physician locator.
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Important Safety Information
It is important that you discuss the potential risks, complications, and benefits of the PRESTIGE® Cervical Disc with your doctor prior to receiving treatment, and that you rely on your physician\'s judgment. Only your doctor can determine whether you are a suitable candidate for this treatment.