Cervical disc replacement, also known as total disc arthroplasty or artificial disc replacement is a procedure where a damaged...
Zimmer Biomet Mobi-C Cervical Disc Replacement
The Zimmer-Biomet Mobi-C Cervical Disc was designed as a cervical disc replacement prothesis for the treatment of multiple pathologies including cervical myelopathy. This technology was originally designed by a French surgeon and first implanted in France in 2004. The design of this component allows for restoration of vertebral motion and disc height.
The Mobi-C was the first cervical disc FDA approved for both one and two-level disc disease with some clinical data showing statistically superiority to fusion type procedures. In a surgery with the Mobi-C Cervical Disc, the unhealthy disc is removed, but instead of a bone spacer or plastic implant along with a plate and screws, a Mobi-C is implanted into the disc space. Where a fusion procedure is intended to eliminate motion at the affected levels, the goal of surgery with Mobi-C is to allow motion at those levels.