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The First 18 Months Following Food and Drug Administration Approval of Lumbar Total Disc Replacement in the United States: Reported Adverse Events Outside an Investigational Device Exemption Study Environment

SAS Journal, 2007; 1:8-11 Scott L. Blumenthal, Richard D. Guyer, F. Geisler, Paul C. McAfee, J. Regan Subject Lumbar Total Disc Replacement , Degenerative Disc Disease Introduction Introduction of a new surgical technology may result in higher rates of adverse events compared with rates reported in the study performed to gain regulatory approval. The purpose of our […]

Two- to Three-Year Follow-Up of ProDisc-L: Results from a Prospective Randomized Trial of Arthroplasty versus Fusion

SAS Journal, 2007; 1:63-7 Jack E. Zigler, Barton L. Sachs, Ralph F. Rashbaum, Donna D. Ohnmeiss Subject Lumbar Total Disc Replacement , Degenerative Disc Disease Introduction Although total disc replacement has been performed for years outside the United States, relatively little available data address clinical outcomes, particularly data from prospective studies. We report the 24- to 36-month follow-up […]

Prospective Randomized Study of the Charité Artificial Disc: Data from Two Investigational Centers

The Spine Journal, Volume 4, Issue 6, Supplement 1, November-December 2004, Pages S252-S259 Richard D. Guyer, Paul C. McAfee, Stephen H. Hochschuler, Scott L. Blumenthal, Ira L. Fedder, Donna D. Ohnmeiss, Bryan W. Cunningham Subject Lumbar Total Disc Replacement Using the Charité Artificial Disc Introduction For decades there has been a desire to restore motion of a […]

Lumbar Spine Arthroplasty Using the ProDisc II

The Spine Journal, Volume 4, Issue 6, Supplement 1, November-December 2004, Pages S260-S267 Jack E. Zigler Subject Lumbar Total Disc Replacement , Degenerative Disc Disease Introduction The ProDisc was developed by Thierry Marnay, a French orthopedic surgeon, in the late 1980s. Marnay and his associate implanted ProDiscs into 64 patients from 1990 to 1993. Demonstrating remarkable intellectual restraint, […]

Intervertebral Cages for Degenerative Spinal Diseases

The Spine Journal, Volume 3, Issue 4, July-August 2003, Pages 301-309 Scott L. Blumenthal, Donna D. Ohnmeiss Subject Review Articles – Intervertebral Cages Interbody fusion techniques have been used for many years for the treatment of a variety of lumbar spine diagnoses. Part of the interest in increasing methods of interbody fusion has stemmed from concern […]

Artificial Intervertebral Discs and Beyond: A North American Spine Society Annual Meeting Symposium

The Spine Journal, Volume 2, Issue 6, November-December 2002, Pages 460-463 Scott L. Blumenthal, Donna D. Ohnmeiss, Richard D. Guyer, Stephen Hochschuler, Paul McAfee, Rolando Garcia, Richard Salib, Hansen Yuan, Casey Lee, Rudolph Bertagnoli, Vincent Bryan, Robert Winter Subject Lumbar Total Disc Replacement , New Technologies Introduction This is a synopsis of a symposium presented to the North […]

Patient Satisfaction with Spinal Cord Stimulation for Predominant Complaints of Chronic, Intractable Low Back Pain

The Spine Journal, Volume 1, Issue 5, September-October 2001, Pages 358-363 Donna D. Ohnmeiss, Ralph F. Rashbaum Subject Spinal Cord Stimulation Introduction Results of subsequent surgical intervention in patients with intractable pain after lumbar spine surgery are typically worse than for initial surgery, particularly in those with predominant complaints of back pain rather than lower extremity […]

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