Notice the darker than normal disc space. This is characteristic of a disc with DDD. MRI Imaging (Healthy/DDD)
ProDisc L Motion Preservation System Treat DDD (Degenerative Disc Disease): L3-S1 Intended to: ▫Remove diseased disc ▫Reduce discogenic pain ▫ PRESERVE MOTION IN DISC Superior & Inferior Plate ▫Cobalt Chrome Alloy ▫Central keel: fixation security Polyethylene Inlay ▫Ultra high polyethylene Developed by Synthes
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) Breakdown and deterioration of intervertebral disc Loss of water content in pulposus Stretching, degeneration, & rupture of annulus ▫Bulging of disc ▫Leads to leakage of nucleus’ content Nerve root compression Pain/numbness in associated extremities Stiffness in back Limited ability to continue desired lifestyle
Disc Herniation Compression/Pressure on Nerve Root: Symptoms? ▫Numbness ▫Shooting Pains ▫Tingling ▫Weakness ▫Loss of sense
X-ray Imaging MRI Imaging Dark disc space in image to right indicates loss of water content and therefore a degenerating disc. Image above shows narrowed nerve root space where nerves are being pinched due to DDD.