Early clinical experience with the Mobi-C disc prosthesis

Sang Hyun Kim, Hyun Chul Shin, Dong Ah Shin, Keung Nyun Kim, Do Heum Yoon

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Purpose: We have experienced 23 patients who had underwent cervical disc replacement with Mobi-C disc prosthesis and analyzed their radiological results to evaluate its efficacy. Patients and Methods: This study was performed on 23 patients with degenerative cervical disc disease who underwent CDR with Mobi-C disc prosthesis from March 2006 to June 2006. Results: The age of the study population ranged from 31 to 62 years with mean of 43 years, and 16 male and 7 female cases Regarding axial pain, the average preoperative VAS score was 6.47 ± 1.4, while at final follow-up it was 1.4 ± 0.7 (p <0.001). The preoperatively VAS score for radiculopathy was 6.7 ± 0.7 compared with an average score of 0 ± 0 at the final follow-up (p < 0.001). At postoperative 6th month, Odom's criteria were excellent, good, or fair for all 23 patients (100%). 7 patients (30.4%) were classified as excellent, 15 patients (65.2%) as good, and 1 patients (4.4%) as fair. Prolo economic and functional rating scale was average 8.9 ± 0.7 at postoperative 6th month. ROM in C2-7, ROM of FSU, and ROM in upper adjacent level were well preserved after CDR. Conclusion: This report would be the first document about the CDR with Mobi-C disc prosthesis in the treatment of degenerative cervical disc disease. CDR with Mobi-C disc prosthesis provided a favorable clinical and radiological outcome in this study. However, Long-term follow-up studies are required to prove its efficacy and ability to prevent adjacent segment disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-464
Number of pages8
JournalYonsei medical journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun

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