Arthroplasty Versus Fusion in Anterior Cervical Surgery: Prospective Study of the Impact on the Adjacent Level (PROCERV)
|Clinical Radiculopathy Myelopathy Due to a Cervical Disk Disease||Device: cervical disc prosthesis with a mobile insert named Mobi-C Procedure: arthrodesis - cervical disk surgery||Phase 4|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Arthroplasty Versus Fusion in Anterior Cervical Surgery: Prospective Study of the Impact on the Adjacent Level|
- show significant difference of degeneration of disc above and below the operated stage between the two groups [ Time Frame: 3 years after surgery ]
- show difference of neurological pain between the two groups [ Time Frame: during the 3 years of follow-up ]
- show difference of duration of hospitalization and consumption of medication [ Time Frame: during the first month after surgery ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
patient receiving cervical disc prosthesis with a mobile insert named Mobi-C and product by LDR médical
Device: cervical disc prosthesis with a mobile insert named Mobi-C
Stage 1: partial discectomy
stage 2: location of the medial axis
stage 3: centering pin
stage 4: installation of the caspar spacer
stage 5: total discectomy
stage 6: parallel distraction
stage 7: depth measurement
stage 8: trial implant
stage 9: assembly
stage 10: implant insertion
stage 11: anchorage optimization
patient receiving intersomatic cage
Procedure: arthrodesis - cervical disk surgery
discectomy and arthrodesis
Anterior surgery of the cervical spine is one of the most practiced procedures in spine surgery. Its immediate accuracy and safety is proved since a long time in case of degenerative disk disease or disk herniation. But the segmental arthrodesis leads to an overload of the adjacent disk. A lot of studies have shown that the increasing mobility and pressure of the adjacent segments can be responsible of new degeneration and clinical symptoms. Recently, cervical disk prosthesis have been developed to maintain the mobility at the level of the surgery. This technique is supposed to decrease the risk of adjacent disk disease but, at this time, the analysis of the results is difficult, due to the lack of randomized studies with long term follow up.
The aim of our prospective randomized study is to evaluate the aftermath of the arthroplasty compared to the fusion on the adjacent disk degeneration.
The main objective is to show a radiological difference at 3 years in term of adjacent disk degeneration.
The secondary objectives are:
- evaluate the rate of new clinical symptoms during three years
- show differences during the postoperative period, especially concerning the length of the hospital stay, the use of pain killers and return to work.
- verify the maintaining of mobility pf the prosthesis during three years.
This is a controlled study with two group of equal size: one group is treated by discectomy and arthrodesis and the other by discectomy and prosthesis/ The criteria for the inclusion of the patients are: clinical radiculopathy and/or myelopathy due to a cervical disk disease (disk herniation or osteophytosis), lack of effect of the medical treatment, CT scan or MRI showing a compression of roots and/or spinal cord.
The main exclusion criteria are: plurisegmental disk disease, injuries happened during professional activities, previous cervical surgery.
During the study, we perform a clinical (standardized scales: Neck Disability Index, Short Form 36, and neurological exam) and a radiological (height of the adjacent disks, ostheophytis,…) follow-up.
The analysis of the current literature and statistical process leads to a total amount of 220 patients enrolled in the study. This is a multicentric study organized for a total duration of five years (two years for inclusions and three years of follow-up).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00554528
|Department of Neurosurgery, CHU de Nice|
|Nice, France, 06000|
|Principal Investigator:||Stephane LITRICO, Dr||CHU de Nice|