The NuVasive Simplify cervical disc replacement implant was found to be superior to anterior cervical discectomy fusion after five years, Globus Medical said Oct. 24.
The five-year study found that statistically significant postoperative improvements in neck disability index and visual analog scale after two years remained through five years compared ACDF, according to a news release. The average disc height and flexion/extension range of motion also increased postoperatively for Simplify disc patients and remained above preoperative levels throughout follow ups.
No device failures have been reported in patients who received the Simplify disc.
"Having clinically backed, long-term data for the Simplify Cervical Disc validates the promising clinical data we saw Simplify having at the two-year mark," Kyle Malone, senior vice president of scientific affairs at Globus Medical, said in the release.