Technology

Mobi-C by Zimmer Biomet

*New Type of Cervical Disc

Cervical Disc Replacement with Mobi-C

In a surgery with the Mobi-C Cervical Disc, the unhealthy disc is removed, but instead of a bone spacer or plastic implant along with a plate and screws, a Mobi-C is implanted into the disc space. Where a fusion procedure is intended to eliminate motion at the surgery levels, the goal of a surgery with Mobi-C is to allow motion at those levels.

Interview with Dr. Kuwamura on Mobi-C

At a 60 month test trial, Mobi-C demonstrated:

  • Lower rates of adverse events determined to be major complications compared to fusion.
  • Lower rates of adjacent level degeneration compared to fusion.
  • higher Neck Disability Index (NDI) success rate compared to fusion.
  • Amazingly! A mean return to work time 20.9 days shorter than fusion.

Both fusion and Mobi-C artificial disc surgery:

  • Replace the damaged disc.
  • Try to match a healthy disc height to help un-trap any nerves.

Only the Mobi-C implant:

  • Tries to maintain neck movement.
  • Fits entirely within the disc space.