New surgical treatment for cervical degenerative disc disease

Degenerative Disk Disease is a common painful condition experienced by many for whom treatments are limited by the anatomy of the spine. The FDA’s Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Devices advisory panel announced the approval of a new medical device late last year; a Cervical Disc System designed to alleviate some of the symptoms of cervical disk damage. The FDA has now officially approved the use of the device as of July 17, 2007.

  • Dr. Richard Fessler, M.D., Ph.D. John Harper Seeley Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery University of Chicago

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