Clinical and radiological follow-up of single-level Prestige LP cervical disc replacement.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2013 Feb 8;
Authors: Chen F, Yang J, Ni B, Guo Q, Lu X, Xie N
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcomes and radiographic results of patients who underwent single-level cervical arthroplasty using the Prestige LP. METHOD: Thirty-one patients with single-level cervical disc disease received the Prestige LP disc replacement from June 2008 to December 2009. The neck disability index (NDI), Japanese Orthopedic Association score (JOA) and visual analogue scale (VAS) were used to assessed clinical outcomes pre-operatively and post-operatively at 24 months. The overall cervical alignment (C2-7 Cobb angle), the functional segmental unit (FSU) curvature, the range of motion (ROM) of treated and adjacent levels were measured, and the evidence of heterotopic ossification (HO) was observed from static and dynamic radiographs. RESULTS: There was a statistically significant improvement in the NDI from 20.2 ± 7.5 to 6.4 ± 3.5 (P < 0.000), JOA from 12.8 ± 2.2 to 16.6 ± 0.6 (P < 0.000), the neck VAS score from 4.1 ± 2.5 to 1.4 ± 1.1 (P < 0.000), the arm VAS score from 4.6 ± 2.5 to 0.7 ± 1.1 (P < 0.000). The post-operative overall cervical alignment (9.3° ± 7.2°), ROM of treated level (7.6°) and adjacent level (upper level 9.4° ± 3.1°, lower level 9.1° ± 3.5°) are well maintained. The FSU were 0.2° ± 5.4° and 1.9° ± 5.5° at pre-operation and final follow-up with statistical significance (P = 0.011). Heterotopic ossification was evidenced in five operated segment (16 %). CONCLUSIONS: The Prestige LP disc arthroplasty maintains favorable clinical outcomes, preserves the overall cervical alignment, FSU curvature, ROM of treated level and adjacent levels.
PMID: 23392650 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]