After extensive review of the two year U.S. clinical trial results the FDA approved the CHARITE™ Artificial Disc, the first artificial disc for treatment of low back pain.
This makes the CHARITE™ Artificial Disc the first and most clinically tested total disc replacement in the world. A breakthrough in non-fusion technology, it offers an innovative surgical option to physicians for treating some patients with degenerative disc disease and related conditions.
Keep in mind that replacement of painful joints is already extremely common. For example, artificial hip and knee replacements are among the most successful and reliable operations performed today. The significance of bringing motion to spinal surgery may have the same dramatic impact, as did the above introductions.