The Mobi-C Cervical Disc is designed for the replacement of cervical discs in the spine in order to restore segmental motion and disc height in adult patients. 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 surgery levels, the goal of a surgery with Mobi-C is to allow motion at those levels.
The technology is intended for use by adults who are skeletally mature and who experience arm pain and/or neurological symptoms – such as weakness or numbness – with or without neck pain at one or two adjacent levels from C3 – C7 in the cervical spine. These patients should have failed non-surgical care, such as physical therapy or medications, for at least 6 weeks, or should show signs of progressively worsening symptoms. Disc damage needs to be confirmed by a doctor’s review of a CT scan, MRI, or x-ray images, and a doctor should always be consulted for proper indications and use of Mobi-C.
Following the insertion procedure, the Mobi-C artificial disc encourages height restoration and a return to physiological mobility of the spinal segment. The unique design of the device allows for the facilitation of both independent and coupled motions that are similar to natural cervical spine motion, and placement requires no invasive keels or screws.
At Metropolitan Neurosurgery, we have five doctors on staff – Dr. Marc Arginteanu, Dr. Yakov Gologorsky, Dr Alfred Steinberger, Dr Kevin Yao and Dr Omar Syed – who are specially trained in the Mobi-C Cervical Disc replacement procedure.
You can watch the video below for more information on the Mobi-C Cervical Disc, including the basics of its design and how it works. If you are interested in the disc replacement procedure and believe you may be a good candidate for surgery, contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled surgeons.
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