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November 5, 2012

Arizona medical centre uses BRYAN system for cervical disc replacements

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in Arizona, US, has become the first hospital in the region to replace a cervical disc using the BRYAN cervical disc system.

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Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in Arizona, US, has become the first hospital in the region to replace a cervical disc using the BRYAN cervical disc system.

The BRYAN cervical disc system was designed by Vincent Bryan for an anterior approach to the spine including the symptomatic relief connected with surgical decompression.

"The ability to provide this innovative surgical advancement to patients who suffer from degenerative disc disease allows them to experience a better quality of life."

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center surgeon Marco Marsella said that spinal fusions can limit neck movement and may put additional strain on the discs above and below the fusion.

"But the BRYAN cervical disc system is designed to retain motion very much like a healthy disc and provides shock absorption similar to the natural disc," Marsella added.

The technology features a prosthesis that is implanted in the cervical spine, replacing the damaged disc and allowing motion rather than restraining it.

An elastic nucleus incorporated by the implant aids in shock absorption.

According to the hospital, the first patient treated with the device was discharged pain-free and with an improved neurological exam.

Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers president and CEO Tim Bricker said, "The ability to provide this innovative surgical advancement to patients who suffer from degenerative disc disease allows them to experience a better quality of life."

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