Doctors and experts lay great stress on the disclaimer: There isn’t a single class or type of spinal treatment that can be considered the best for a patient.
The causes of back pain must be isolated and then treated case by case for a hyper-specialized solution.
But over the past decade or so the most frequently recommended course of action has been resorting to spinal fusion.
Spinal Fusion & Loss of Motion:
The premise of spinal fusion surgery is to eliminate contact and friction. The vertebrae of the spinal cord often rub against each other and surrounding soft tissues resulting in discomfort.
Through a spinal fusion surgery, screws, rods and even pieces of bone, or bone grafts, are used to turn two separate vertebrae into one functional, supported unit.
The upside of the procedure is the reduction of pain by eliminating disc friction.
The flip side of spinal fusion surgery is the loss of motion that results from fusing the discs.
Medical breakthroughs and alternatives have thus focused on the goal of motion preservation.
Research supports that one of the best ways to permit spinal flexibility, post procedure, is to completely replace the discs that are at the root of the problem. FDA approved, artificial discs allow that process to take place.
Hammill Medical is Proud to Manufacture PRODISC C/L:
PRODISC leaves room for hope, offering pain mitigation without stiffness and motion restrictions.
It is one of the only artificial disc variants in the US market.
Hammill Medical will be using our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and abilities to prototype and produce the next generation of orthopedic devices to ship PRODISC units of unparalleled quality.
This engagement will aim to make motion preservation a more common option for those with disc degeneration and other chronic and acute spinal conditions.
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