SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

April 17, 2008 07:15 ET

REMINDER: ORLive Presents: Cervical Disc Replacement

Live Webcast: From Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute: April 17, 2008 at 6:00 PM CDT (23:00 UTC)

TYLER, TX--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - On April 17 at 6 p.m., the Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute will broadcast a cervical disc replacement procedure on Sabatino Bianco, MD, Trinity Clinic Neurosurgeon and Director of the Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute, will perform an FDA approved cervical disc arthroplasty and will be available via email to answer questions. Victor Williams, MD, a Trinity Clinic neurosurgeon, will serve as moderator.

"The PRESTIGE® Cervical Disc, was the first artificial disc approved for the cervical spine by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and it is an exciting option for patients," said Dr. Bianco. "The disc is inserted into the neck using a similar procedure to the technique surgeons use when performing a spinal fusion and is used in a procedure called cervical disc arthroplasty. At 24 months post-operative, this procedure was statistically superior in neurological success and overall success in a clinical trial that compared the clinical outcomes of cervical artificial disc replacement (PRESTIGE Cervical Disc) to anterior cervical discectomy and spinal fusion procedures."

Sabatino Bianco, MD relates, "We can now do an operation very successful, we preserve motion, especially for the younger people, the athlete, people willing to a very active lifestyle, this is an operation that will restore the same level of activity afterwards."

For more information on the cervical disc replacement procedure available at the Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute, call (903) 525-7995 or visit

PRESTIGE® is a registered trademark of Medtronic Spinal and Biologics

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