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FDA Approves Medtronic’s Artificial Cervical Disc

July 26, 2016

The FDA approved Medtronic’s Prestige LP cervical disc for treating nerve or spinal cord compression between the C3-C7 segments of the neck.

The Prestige LP disc is designed to allow motion in the neck at the operated levels, unlike a fusion surgery that does not preserve motion.

The Prestige LP Disc is the first artificial disc on the U.S. market that showed to be superior for both one- and two-level procedures in clinical trials in almost 400 patients. — Tamra Sami

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