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ProDisc-C vs. spinal fusion: Which has better results? 5 key notes

By Laura Dyrda

The ProDisc-C total disc replacement was compared with single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion in a new Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery article.

There were 209 patients included in the study; 103 received the ProDisc and 106 underwent ACDF. The seven-year follow-up rate was 92 percent — 152 of 165 patients. Here are five key findings.

1. The procedures were both effective introducing neck and arm pain as well as improving and maintaining function and health-related quality of life.

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