The Prestige® Cervical Disc as an alternative to spinal fusion was evaluated in a clinical study that involved 541 patients – the largest clinical study of its kind ever conducted and completed for the cervical spine.
Some key findings of the clinical study include:
As with any spine surgery, surgical treatment with the Prestige Cervical Disc is not without risk. A variety of complications may occur, either alone or in combination.
Potential risks associated with any surgery include anaesthesia complications, blood clots, allergic reactions and adverse effects due to undiagnosed medical problems, such as silent heart disease. Potential complications associated with spine surgery and the Prestige Cervical Disc may include:
There is also the risk that this surgical procedure will not be effective, and may not relieve or may cause worsening of preoperative symptoms.
In the US clinical study, there were a number of adverse events. Some of the most common were trauma, difficulty swallowing, impairment of speech, and infection. There may be other risks associated with treatment using the Prestige device. Although many of the major risks are listed on this website, a more comprehensive list is provided in the physician’s package insert for the product. Please consult your doctor for more information and an explanation of these risks.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.