Archive for June 2010

Prestige Artificial Cervical Disc

The Prestige® device by Medtronic allows a surgeon to perform cervical disc surgery without the need to fuse the spine maintaining normal motion. Dr. Karahalios is an early adoptor of this technology. He has helped train hundreds of spine surgeons locally and from around the country on how to perform this surgery.

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Physical Therapy Treatments : How to Heal a Herniated Disc With Exercise

When healing a herniated disc with exervise, use an exercise ball on the floor to help stabilize the spine area. Strengthen and stabilize back muscles with help from a physical therapist in this free video on physical therapy treatments.

Expert: Tricia Trinque MHE, PT
Contact: www.seabreezephysicaltherapy.com
Bio: Tricia Trinque MHE, PT is a physical therapist with more than 25 years of experience.
Filmmaker: Leonora Fishbein

Series Description: Physical therapy treatments are beneficial for many injuries and illnesses, from gout to arthritis and fractured bones. Learn an array of stretches and exercises to relieve pain and tension from illness and injury with help from a physical therapist in this free video series on physical therapy treatments.

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Ocoee, FL Slipped Disc Relief – Dr. Steven Harrison

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Ocoee, FL Slipped Disc Relief – Dr. Steven Harrison

1607 E. Silver Star Rd
Ocoee, Florida 34761
407-522-5858

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Dr. Bruce Hensel Reports on the Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR) – The Spine Institute Santa Monica

The Spine Institute in California has done more PRODISC® replacement surgeries than any other institution in the US.

What is it? The FDA Approved PRODISC®-L Total Disc Replacement is an artificial intervertebral disc made from metal and plastic that is used to treat pain associated with degenerative disc disease (DDD). DDD is defined as discogenic back pain (pain resulting from a degenerated intervertebral disc) with degeneration of the disc confirmed by patient history and radiographic studies. The PRODISC®-L Total Disc Replacement is implanted to replace a diseased or damaged intervertebral disc during a surgical procedure called spinal arthroplasty.

How does it work? The PRODISC®-L Total Disc Replacement consists of three parts:

1. Two metal (cobalt-chrome alloy) endplates that are anchored to the top and bottom surfaces of the spinal bones (vertebrae)
2. A plastic (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, or UHMWPE) inlay that fits between the two endplates
The plastic inlay and endplates help restore the natural distance between the two vertebrae (disc height). The top (superior) endplate can slide over the domed part of the inlay, which can allow movement at the level where it is implanted.

When is it used? The PRODISC®-L Total Disc Replacement is indicated for spinal arthroplasty in patients who:

1. are skeletally mature
2. have degenerative disc disease (DDD) at one level in the lumbar spine (from L3-S1)
3. have no more than Grade 1 spondylolisthesis at the involved level
4. have had no relief from pain after at least six months of non-surgical treatment

What will it accomplish? The PRODISC®-L Total Disc Replacement is used to replace a damaged intervertebral disc. The device may restore disc height, may reduce pain, and may allow movement at the level where it is implanted.

Visit www.LASpineInstitute.com or call 888-774-6376 for more information.

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Cervical Spine and Intervertebral Disc Anatomy – Female Version

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Cervical Spine and Intervertebral Disc Anatomy – Female Version – Medical Animation

This 3D medical animation depicts the anatomy of the cervical spine and a typical intervertebral disc from C3 through C7. Details include orientation of the cervical spine, movements of the cervical spine, and movement of intervertebral discs. A cross-section of the intervertebral disc and spinal cord highlight the nucleus pulposus, annulus fibrosus, spinal cord, dura mater, spinal root, and spinal nerve.

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