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Lumbar Discography

Lumbar Discography The Spine Journal, Volume 3, Issue 3, Supplement 1, May-June 2003, Pages 11-27 Richard D. Guyer, Donna D. Ohnmeiss, Alexander Vaccaro Subject Lumbar Discography Introduction Lumbar discography remains a controversial diagnostic procedure. There are concerns about its safety and clinical value, although many support its use in specific applications. The purpose of the […]

Comparison of Two-Level versus One-Level Total Disc Replacement: Results from a Prospective FDA-Regulated Trial

Comparison of Two-Level versus One-Level Total Disc Replacement: Results from a Prospective FDA-Regulated Trial SAS Journal, 2008; 140-144 Jack E. Zigler, Donna D. Ohnmeiss Subject Lumbar Total Disc Replacement , Degenerative Disc Disease Introduction Fusion has been the traditional surgery for painful disc degeneration unresponsive to non-operative care. Fusion rates may decline in multilevel procedures. Also, fusion may […]

An Economic Model of One-Level Lumbar Arthroplasty versus Fusion

The Spine Journal, Volume 7, Issue 5, September-October 2007, Pages 558-562 Richard D. Guyer, Scott G. Tromanhauser, John J. Regan Subject Lumbar Total Disc Replacement , Degenerative Disc Disease , Fusion Introduction Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a cause of low back pain commonly requiring surgical intervention. The option of lumbar total disc replacement (TDR) represents an advance in the […]

Complications of Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement Compared to Fusion: Results from the Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter U.S. Food and Drug Administration Investigational Device Exemption Study of the Charité Artificial Disc

SAS Journal, 2007; 1:20-7 R. T. Holt, M. E. Majd, J. E. Isaza, Scott L. Blumenthal, Paul C. McAfee, Richard D. Guyer, et al. Subject Lumbar Total Disc Replacement , Degenerative Disc Disease Introduction Previous reports of lumbar total disc replacement (TDR) have described significant complications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigational device exemption (IDE) […]

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, […]

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 […]

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