By: 1 March 2008

The NUBAC Disc Arthroplasty System (CE 0086) is designed for patients with low back pain due to degenerative disc disease (DDD), with or without herniation. NUBAC is intended to maintain the natural motion and height of the disc, reduce surgery and recovery time, yet leaving all further surgical options open (non-bridge burning).

The procedure aims to be tissue preserving and less invasive than alternative surgical treatments, like Total Disc Arthroplasty (TDA) and fusion. The NUBAC can be implanted with different approaches and has been implanted successfully via posterior, lateral (ALPA) and retroperitoneal antero-lateral approach.

2 Year results of a prospective longitudinal multi centre clinical study show significant improvement in spine related symptoms, such as disability and pain, and absence of surgery related complications. Compared to TDA the NUBAC shows results as least as good, while being less invasive and less bridge-burning. So far over 150 patients have been treated with NUBAC surgery.

NuBac Disc Arthroplasty System Workshop: Friday, 30 May 2008 during Spineweek (room D)