DUBLIN and CHICAGO - October 15, 2015 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced favorable seven-year data maintaining improved clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction for the Prestige LP(TM) Cervical Disc compared to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). The Prestige LP Disc - indicated for single-level cervical disc disease - is designed to preserve motion in the neck at the operated disc level, unlike a fusion surgery that does not allow for motion.
The low profile Prestige LP Disc has a ball-and-trough design and moves in a range of motions, including bending, rotation and translation. Risks of the Prestige LP Disc include, but are not limited to: bone formation (including heterotopic ossification) that may reduce spinal motion or result in a fusion, either at the treated or at adjacent levels. The Prestige LP Disc's titanium ceramic composite design has been shown to have a lower wear rate than stainless steel in mechanical testing and produces less MRI scatter than cobalt chrome (MR Conditional at 3 Tesla).
About the Spinal Business at Medtronic
Medtronic's Spinal business, based in Memphis, Tenn., is the global leader in today's spine market and is committed to advancing the treatment of spinal conditions. Medtronic's Spinal business collaborates with world-renowned surgeons, researchers and innovative partners to offer state-of-the-art therapies for spinal, neurological, orthopaedic and oral maxillofacial conditions. Medtronic is committed to developing affordable, minimally invasive procedures that provide lifestyle friendly surgical therapies. More information about Spinal's therapies can be found at the business unit's patient-education website, www.back.com.
Medtronic plc (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is among the world's largest medical technology, services and solutions companies - alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic employs more than 85,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in more than 160 countries. The company is focused on collaborating with stakeholders around the world to take healthcare Further, Together.