1st Mobi-C® Cervical Artificial Disc Implanted in China

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AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LDR, a total spine solution company, announced that the 1st Mobi-C cervical artificial disc was implanted in China following Chinese approval to market that device in January this year.

The first procedure was performed on February 12, 2009 by Professor Tian Wei at the BJ Ji Shui Tan hospital, China’s number one site for cervical disc replacement and where Prof. Tian is chairman. Prof. Tian comments, “The operation went very well. I can obtain primary stability easily and safely without keels or screws and the instrumentation is very straightforward. The Mobi-C will also be a very good solution for multi-level and hybrid indications.”

The controlled mobility of the Mobi-C’s mobile insert encourages restoration and respect of the instantaneous axis of rotation for a return to physiological mobility of the inter-vertebral disc and the cervical spine. This innovative design also eliminates the need for invasive vertebral anchorage thus reducing the stresses on the bone-implant interface and facilitating multi-level implantations. The Mobi-C was first introduced in November 2004 and has now been used to treat over 6,000 patients worldwide.

Christophe Lavigne, CEO of LDR observes, “The introduction of the Mobi-C into the Chinese market was a big achievement for us and now with these first implantations we are looking forward to providing our surgeon customers in China with the best technology on the market today. LDR China has direct offices in Beijing and Shanghai to support the needs of our Chinese surgeon customers.”

LDR works closely with surgeons to develop implantable spine systems and instrumentation that restore optimum stability and mobility to patients and to make spine surgery more reproducible and easier to perform. More information is located at www.ldrholding.com.

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