Orthopedics This Week
Aesculap Enters Lumbar Disc Maelstrom
The FDA just approved Aesculap’s artificial lumbar disc. The marketplace for lumbar discs has been brutal. Cervical has fared much better as LDR has shown. Can Aesculap breathe new life into lumbar artificial discs? A couple of top spine surgeons are hopeful, but the opinions are not exactly universally held. Are the payers ready for Act II of lumbar artificial discs?