Arthroplasty is an operation where a painful, degenerated disc is removed and replaced by a ball and socket implant that is intended restore intersegmental height, sagittal profile and preserves motion.
In this procedure, mobility in the motion segment is maintained in comparison with fusion operations where mobility is lost.
DePuy Synthes Spine company policy requires training prior to the use of PRODISC® L Total Disc Replacement. The minimum requirements of the Surgeon Education Program include lectures, didactic discussions and hands-on training in a cadaveric bioskills lab and/or observation of a live PRODISC surgery with an approved surgeon faculty member. DePuy Synthes Spine offers a number of Preceptorship opportunities throughout the year.
Collaborating with world-renowned faculty, DePuy Synthes Spine is committed to professional education concerning the latest techniques in spine surgery. DePuy Synthes Spine provides product training for healthcare professionals within various stages of their career. Our educational opportunities encompass a variety of modalities to meet the diverse training needs of healthcare professionals.