A Medical Device Daily Staff Report

Medtronic (Memphis, Tennessee) has initiated the introduction in the U.S. of the ACD Instrument Set, a brand new set of instruments that can be used to insert the clinically proven Bryan cervical disc. The Bryan disc was FDA approved in 2009 for the treatment of single-level cervical disc disease (radiculopathy and/or myelopathy), one of the most common diagnoses for neck and arm pain.

"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," said Rick Sasso, MD, of the Indiana Spine Group. "The original instrument set for the Bryan disc requires specialized instruments that must be assembled and mounted to the operating room table during surgery, a much different technique than I learned in my fellowship training," added Sasso.

Medtronic's spinal business is committed to advancing the treatment of spinal conditions.

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