Mobi-C Cervical Disc Replacement
The Mobi-C cervical disc is the first and only cervical artificial disc approved by the FDA for 1 and 2 levels with superiority at 2 levels over Fusion.
Mobi-C Vs. Fusion
The cervical spine is made up of 7 bones called vertebrae. When 2 of these segments are fused together you lose some mobility. Not only is the segment no longer moving but it puts stress on the other levels above and below the fusion. Within a few years those other segments may have to be fused too.
With the Mobi-C cervical disc replacement you are able to keep your natural range of motion. Studies show since the normal motion of the spine is preserved this can help protect the levels above and below from degenerating.
In comparison to fusion - Patients who received Mobi-C felt better quicker and were able to return to work almost 2 weeks sooner.
How It works
Mobi-C has a self adjusting polyurethane core that allows for 6 degrees of motion, Flexion, Extension, Lateral bending, and axial rotation.
There is no drilling, milling, or chiseling of the bone to place the implant. There are teeth on the top and bottom to grip the bone. The implant is also coated in a porous Titanium to allow for bony ingrowth for long term stability.
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