Cervical Disc Clinical Trial for People with Neck and Arm Pain Set to Begin

NewsRX—September 29, 2014

Recently the FDA approved the launch of a clinical trial for the M6-C artificial cervical disc, an innovative implant device developed by Spinal Kinetics, which may offer relief to people with cervical disc herniations resulting in neck and or arm pain. Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the number one orthopedic hospital in the nation, is the only hospital in New York City and in the Northeast participating in this trial. Eligible patients can enroll in the upcoming weeks for the nation-wide trial which will compare single-level cervical disc replacement to single-level cervical fusion.
"The M6-C artificial disc is an important innovation because it's the first device that could more effectively simulate the function of a natural intervertebral disc as compared to fusions and previous disc replacement designs," said Dr. Andrew A. Sama, an orthopedic spine surgeon, and the lead HSS investigator of the trial. "The potential benefit for patients suffering from arm and neck pain due to cervical disc injury may be promising and that's why this trial is such an important one."

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