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LRH Now Offers Improved Treatment for Cervical Disc Disease

October 28, 2019

Successful Surgery with Mobi-C Cervical Disc at Two-levels Allows Patient to Maintain Neck Motion

Dr. Anthony Salerni, Spine Surgeon at LRH
Dr. Anthony Salerni, Spine Surgeon at LRH

Littleton, NH - Dr. Anthony Salerni, Spine Surgeon at Littleton Regional Healthcare is now performing a two-level cervical disc replacement procedure utilizing an innovative medical device. Mobi-C® Cervical Disc replaces diseased discs in the neck and is designed to maintain motion. Traditionally, the same patient would have received a fusion. Fusion surgery, while also replacing diseased discs in the neck, is designed to stop movement at the operated levels.

After a rigorous Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clinical trial, Mobi-C® received approval in 2013, making it the first cervical disc approved for use at both one and two-levels. In 2018, the FDA approved the 7-year clinical results, confirming Mobi-C® at two-levels demonstrated SUPERIORITY over fusion based on overall study success. Results at 7 years found Mobi-C® at one-level to be statistically non-inferior or equivalent to fusion in terms of overall study success. Those patients who received two-level cervical disc replacement during the trial returned to work on average approximately three weeks earlier as compared to the fusion patients. At 7 years, the Mobi-C® patients also had lower rates of subsequent surgeries and reduced rates of ongoing degeneration at spinal segments adjacent to the surgery compared to fusion.

"I am very happy to be able to offer patients at Littleton Regional Healthcare this state of the art procedure which is supported by the highest level of medical evidence available for a medical device," said Dr. Anthony Salerni of the North Country Spine Center at LRH. "And for the first time I am able to offer to many of my patients who suffer from two-level cervical disease a superior treatment option to traditional cervical spine fusion that maintains motion."

Dr. Anthony Salerni, specializes in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders, spinal fractures, and spinal stenosis. He performs minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat these conditions. Dr. Salerni will work with the team at LRH and The Alpine Clinic to expand the orthopaedic and pain management services provided to the communities we serve.

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about the services that Dr. Salerni provides, please call Practice Manager, John Brochu at 603.575.6305.

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