Artificial disc increases neck mobility

08/16/2007 | Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center have successfully replaced one woman's unhealthy cervical disc with an artificial disc developed by Medtronic Sofamor Danek. The device, which allows greater range of motion for the patient's neck compared to spinal fusion surgery, was approved by the FDA last month.

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