How do the results of lumbar total disc arthroplasty compare with lumbar fusion

The United States FDA Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) study for the Charité artificial disc supported the conclusion that the Charité disc was not inferior to anterior lumbar interbody fusion with BAK threaded titanium cages augmented with iliac crest autograft. The IDE study for the ProDisc-L compared total disc arthroplasty with circumferential fusion using anterior femoral ring allograft and instrumented posterolateral fusion with iliac autograft and showed statistically similar improvement over preoperative status in both patient groups.

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