Herniated disc

Definition

The flexibility of the intervertebral discs is a requisite for spinal mobility. These discs, which serve as the spine’s "shock absorbers", have a kind of gel cushioning inside them. This gel-like nucleus (nucleus pulposus) contains water and is surrounded by a ring of tissue fibres.
This fibre ring can become brittle and cracked, so that it can no longer adequately contain the gel-like material. If the disc is overtaxed through obesity, prolonged sitting or lifting heavy objects, the nucleus pulposus may bulge outwards. A herniated disc occurs if it ruptures the fibre ring.

Therapy

Pain is caused when the herniated disc exerts pressure on the nerves extending along the spinal column. The pain can often be managed with analgesics, heat treatment and exercise therapy. However, if the pain becomes unbearable, or if paralysis occurs, surgery is usually required, as there is no other way to free the pinched nerves. When necessary, the defective intervertebral disc is removed during the procedure and replaced by an implant.

Products

RABEA PEEK

RABEA PEEK is one of the most frequently used cervical cages worldwide for intervertebral body fusion. Its efficacy has been…

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NUBIC

NUBIC is available in two designs, with or without strut, as well as pre-filled with KAINOS®+ biomaterial for faster osseoinduction.

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ATHLET

The lordotic form enables restoration of the natural anatomic shape. The main and end bodies are latched together securely…

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ROTAIO

To reproduce the natural movement of a healthy intervertebral disc – that is the goal of ROTAIO.

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MOBIS

The transforaminal cage with anatomically molded design

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MOBIS II PEEK

The implant is inserted using the TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion) technique via posterio-lateral access from…

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MOBIS II ST

The transforaminal cage of innovative “structural titanium” (ST) offers an anatomically molded design and variable insertion…

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KIMBA

The transforaminal cage with sophisticated guiding elements

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NOVAL

NOVAL is characterized above all by its large contact surface

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KIMBA MINI

KIMBA mini is an advancement of the established KIMBA concept

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DIPLOMAT Deformity

Infralaminar hooks (LSZ) are a sensible alternative to pedicle screws for specific spinal sections. Their stability is comparable…

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RABEA TITAN

RABEA Titan zählt zu den am häufigsten eingesetzten zervikalen Fusionscages weltweit. Seine Wirksamkeit ist seit über 15…

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TETRIS TITAN

The reliable choice for interbody fusion

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TETRIS II PEEK

Its insertion tip makes for easy and gentle implantation

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SEMIAL

With its lordotic design and large contact surface, SEMIAL is a reliable choice for anterior lumbar fusion

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