Lumbar disk replacement with the ProDisc prosthesis

Yigal Mirovsky*, Ehud Shalmon, Zvi Halpern, Nahum Halperin, Alexander Blankstein, Amir Peer

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Twenty-two ProDisc II prostheses (Spine Solutions, New York, New York) were implanted in 21 patients with degenerative disk disease at L5-S1 (19 disks) and L4-L5 (3 disks). After mean follow-up of 3.1 years (range, 17-49 months), pain intensity in all but 3 patients had improved from an average of 7.7 preoperatively to 4.6 postoperatively (P<.001) on a visual analog scale. Average Oswestry Disability Index score improved from 61 to 35 (P<.001). Radiographic reconstruction of the disk space height was achieved in all cases. Previous diskectomy at the implanted level and disk degeneration adjacent to previous fusion negatively influenced the results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes


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