RALEIGH, NC, February 15, 2017 — Daniel J. Albright, MD announced that he has performed two-level cervical disc replacement procedures utilizing a novel medical device recently approved by the FDA. The procedure was one of the first of its kind in the Raleigh North Carolina area.
The device, the first and only cervical disc replacement FDA approved for both one and two-level applications was the subject of a rigorous FDA Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) trial. In the study, the two-level cervical disc replacement procedure demonstrated an overall study success rate of 69.7% as compared to traditional cervical fusion results of 37.4%. At 24 months, those who received the two-level cervical disc replacement during the trial phase also returned to work on average three weeks earlier as compared to those patients who were treated with cervical fusion. The disc replacement patients also had lower rates of subsequent surgeries and reduced rates of ongoing degeneration at spinal segments adjacent to the surgery.
“I am very proud to be able to offer my patients this state of the art procedure which is supported by the highest level of medical evidence available for a medical device,” said Dr. Albright, of Raleigh Orthopedics. “And for the first time I am able to offer the significant number of my patients who suffer from two-level cervical disease a superior treatment option to traditional cervical spine fusion.”
About Daniel Albright, MD
Daniel J Albright, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon, who completed two fellowships in spine surgery and total hip and knee replacements. Dr. Albright joined Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic in 1994.
Dr. Albright completed his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and attended Louisiana State School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Following residency, Dr. Albright obtained additional training in Spine Surgery at St. Luke’s Medical in Cleveland, Ohio, and Knee & Hip Replacement and Revision Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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