US-based medical device company Centinel Spine has announced the first implantation of its prodisc C SK Cervical Total Disc Replacement (TDR) device.

The prodisc C SK device features a flat endplate design to enable optimised implant positioning for individual patient anatomy.

In addition, it comes with a low-profile central keel that facilitates immediate fixation and enables a streamlined keel preparation technique.

The prodisc C SK device incorporates prodisc CORE technology, which is the basis for predictable clinical outcomes after 30 years and over 225,000 implantations worldwide, said the company.

Centinel Spine CEO Steve Murray said: “In spine care, each patient’s circumstances are different, so it is critical to provide surgeons with the ability to address each patient’s unique needs.

“With the release of both the prodisc C Vivo and prodisc C SK devices, we have expanded the options available to surgeons to allow for better matching of the disc to the patient.

“While these two new product releases have been conducted on a limited scale, we have already seen a strong positive response from surgeon partners related to the potential patient benefits.”

Centinel Spine is a medical device company focused on addressing cervical and lumbar spinal disease through anterior surgical access.

The company offers motion-preserving and fusion solutions, including clinically-proven technology platforms for total disc replacement and Integrated Interbody fusion (STALIF).

In July this year, the company secured the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the prodisc C Vivo, prodisc C SK, and prodisc C Nova products.

The prodisc C SK system is the second among the three new products to be rolled out, with the company recently announcing the completion of the 100th procedure using its prodisc C Vivo TDR product.

Centinel Spine claimed that it has an extensive offering of cervical TDR solutions to address individual patient anatomy and meet surgeon preference needs.

Virginia Spine Institute orthopaedic spine surgeon Ehsan Jazini said: “I am proud to be the first surgeon to use this innovative technology in the DC metro region.

“As a pioneer working to make disc replacement surgery ultra-customised for each patient, the prodisc C SK and prodisc C Vivo devices provide me the versatility to match the disc to the patient’s anatomy.

“With this advanced proven technology, we can best gain motion preservation and stability as appropriate for each cervical surgery.”