A new vision
for cervical disc
Simplify® Disc is a motion preserving cervical artificial disc designed to allow full diagnostic imaging with MRI, minimizing patient exposure to radiation from CT scans. Simplify Disc is composed of polymer & ceramic composite – so it has no metal wear from articulating components. Anatomic in design, it’s available in heights as low as 4mm to treat a broad range of patients. Video >>
Simplify® Disc is designed to allow the full diagnostic imaging capability of MRI.
“MRI is considered the ideal screening method for investigation of patients, and is preferred to CT due to its high soft tissue contrast discrimination and noninvasiveness.”
– Sundseth J, et al. Eur Spine J 2013
Simplify® Disc requires no CT imaging*, minimizing patient exposure to high-dose ionizing radiation and its associated risks.
“The average effective does in cervical spine CTs is 5.0 mSv, which is the equivalent of 400 chest X-rays.”
– Linet MS, et al. CA Cancer JClin 2012.
*Surgeon may order a CT scan if new symptoms require additional medical attention.
Simplify® Disc is designed to preserve range of motion, and is available in disc heights as low as 4mm to treat a broad range of patients. Most other cervical artificial discs only offer heights greater than 5.5mm. Video >>
Simplify® Disc is composed of polymer & ceramic composite with compliant endplates. Other discs use rigid metal endplates which can impinge & wear.
“PEEK-OPTIMA® particles were more biocompatible than UHMWPE.”
– Hallab NJ, et al. J Biomed Mater Res B. 2011
PEEK-OPTIMA is a registered trademark of Invibio®, a Victrex plc company