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Mobi-C History

The Mobi-C cervical disc is one of the most widely used cervical discs in the world. First implanted in Orleans, France in November 2004, Mobi-C has been implanted in more than 17,000 spinal levels in 25 countries.

A total of 599 patients were involved in the Mobi-C U.S. clinical trial, which represents the largest concurrent clinical trial ever conducted for cervical disc replacement.

Mobi-C Cervical Disc

About Mobi-C Disc Replacement

Mobi-C Disc Replacement is performed under general anesthesia, usually as an outpatient procedure. The neck is cleansed and prepared for surgery. An incision is made on the left or right side of the neck. The soft tissues and muscles are gently mobilized to expose the herniated disc. Dr. Stieber uses fluoroscopy, a type of real-time x-ray during surgery to confirm the location of the disc and to guide ideal placement of the device. Pins are placed under x-ray guidance for distraction and specialized surgical instruments are used to remove the ruptured disc and any bone spurs that were causing nerve compression. He then uses a microsurgical nerve probe to confirm that the nerve roots are free from compression. Measurement tools are used to confirm the appropriate size of the replacement, confirmed with real time x-ray. The Mobi-C device is then placed utilizing dedicated instrumentation. The incision is washed out with an antibiotic solution and the tissues are allowed to fall back into place. The incision is closed with absorbable suture and a plastic surgical-type closure. A small dressing the size of a large bandaid is applied.

Read up on a real example of a disc replacement case operated on by Dr. Stieber and his team here »

Mobi-C Cervical Disc Mobi-C Cervical Disc

After Care at Home

Dr. Stieber provides disc replacement patients with information about what to expect and self-care after hospital discharge. This information includes instructions to control pain, medications, diet and managing constipation, bathing and incision care, activity restrictions, and the surgical follow-up appointments. As always, Dr. Stieber and his staff welcome questions and ensure that all patient concerns are thoroughly addressed.

Mobi-C Cervical Disc Post-operative X-rays Showing Motion Preservation

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Additionally, we will continue to see select patients in the office for consultation and follow-up visits, including preoperative and postoperative appointments. Our doctors continue to perform procedures in our private, free-standing surgery center that offers an array of outpatient surgical services to treat spinal issues such as acute back pain, disc herniations, sciatica, and pinched nerves in the back or neck. We are also able to offer clean and efficient on-site x-ray capabilities in our office.

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