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  • srk860
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    Dr. Corenman, I assume all 9+ of the FDA approved cervical artificial discs are “good”. Is there one or (2) that you feel may be superior? I am considering between the pro-disc (C or SK) or the Simplify. I feel like if patients are going to fight to get a TDR the actual disc matters.

    Vr

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    I’ve seen a mechanical (structural) failure of a simplify disc. I would pick from between the Prodisc and the Medtronic disc.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
    srk860
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    Thank you for educating the forum. Do you have a preference on which ProDisc or does it depend on anatomy? I watched one of their reps who sells the product and they were asked if the C worked so well why did they come out with the Vivo and Sk etc. they essentially said they all work the same. Not sure how that’s possible. The SK keel seems more reasonable than the C yet the C is tried and true. Would like your thoughts.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Prodisc C always had an enlarged keel and I would be uncomfortable implanting adjacent discs due to the large stress riser from the keels. The SK version is much better in my opinion due to the diminished keel size.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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