Treatments

Artificial Disc Surgery

Image: Video of the Bryan artificial disc replacement in motion during flexion and extension maneuvers of the neck showing its preservation of normal mobility and function

Dr Johnson has extensive experience in artificial disc replacement (ADR) and has been a lead investigator for FDA approved clinical trials for both cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacement technology since they were introduced in the United States over the past decade. He was a lead investigator clinical trials for the Charite lumbar artificial disc and the Bryan cervical artificial disc studies. He is a recognized authority in this complex technical development and serves as a consultant to manufacturers and inventors worldwide. Under the direction of Dr Johnson, studies are currently underway with innovative applications of the Prodisc and Bryan disc technologies. Visit www.synthesprodisc.com to see an example of an Artificial Disc being used in the U.S.



Image: images and description of lumbar artificial disc replacement  (ADR) devices that are available in the United States that are either FDA approved or in clinical trials.

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Publications:
Villavicencio AT, Burneikene S, Pashman RS, Johnson, JP,: Spinal Artificial Disc Replacement: Cervical Arthroplasty; Part I: History, Design, and Types of Artificial Discs.  Contemporary Neurosurgery 29(12); June 15, 2007.

Villavicencio AT, Burneikene S, Pashman RS, Johnson, JP,: Spinal Artificial Disc Replacement: Cervical Arthroplasty; Part Il: History, Design, and Types of Artificial Discs.  Contemporary Neurosurgery 29(12); June 15, 2007.

Wagner W, Regan JJ, Leary SP, Lanman TH, Johnson JP, Rao RK, Cossman D: Access strategies for revision or explantation of the Charité lumbar artificial disc replacement. Journal of Vascular Surgery, Dec;44(6):1266-72, 2006.

Geisler FH, Blumenthal SL, Guyer RD, McAfee PC, Regan JJ, Johnson JP, Mullin B: Neurological complications of lumbar artificial disc replacement and comparison of clinical results with those related to lumbar arthrodesis in the literature: results of a multicenter, prospective, randomized investigational device exemption study of the Charite intervertebral disc.  J Neurosurg (Spine 2) 1: 143,154, 2004.

Johnson JP, Lauryssen C, Cambron HO, Pashman RS, Regan JJ, Anand N, Bray RS: Sagittal alignment and the Bryan Cervical Artificial Disc.  Neurosurg Focus 17(6):E14, 2004.

Oskouian RJ, Whitehill R, Samii A, Shaffrey ME, Johnson JP, Shaffrey CI: The future of spinal arthroplasty: a biomaterial perspective.  Neurosurg Focus 17(3): E2, 2004.