Medtronic has announced the US launch of the ACD instrument set, designed for implanting the BRYAN cervical disc system.

The FDA-approved instrument is designed for the treatment of single-level cervical disc disease (radiculopathy and/or myelopathy), which is the most common diagnose for neck and arm pain.

Indiana Spine Group spokesperson Rick Sasso said the original instrument set for the BRYAN Disc requires specialized instruments that must be assembled and mounted to the operating room table during surgery.

"The new ACD Instrument Set allows surgeons to implant the clinically proven BRYAN Disc using the same basic surgical steps taught in anterior cervical surgery for over 50 years with excellent success rates," Sasso added.

Medtronic spinal business senior vice president and president Doug King said the company is excited to provide the new instrument set and motion device to physicians seeking to offer their patients an alternative to fusion.

"We are the only company with two clinically proven artificial cervical discs in its portfolio, both with different designs and made of different materials, in order to accommodate surgeon preference," King added.