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  Various Artificial Disc Designs
Overviews, Investment Reports and Market Assessments

There are various disc replacement designs available today, most in FDA trial. A good overview of artificial discs with pictures is found at:

http://www.spine-health.com/research/artificialdisc/artdiscs02.html

These newsletters offer info on 13 prominent designs for lumbar and cervical replacement with useful anecdotal insights:

http://www.trends-in-medicine.com/Dec2003/SpineSoc123p.pdf

http://www.trends-in-medicine.com/April2004/Orthopedic044p.pdf

vFinance Investments summarizes key players in the disc replacement market and has included brief company profiles. This is mainly financial information for investment purposes:

http://www.vfinance.com/pdfs/Spinal_final072004.pdf

This report is by Viscogliosi Brothers entitled, Beyond Total Disc, The Future of Spine Surgery, dated May 2004. It is a richly detailed report (300 pages) complete with overviews from top surgeon visionaries, assessments of disc replacement technologies, including biologics; market sizing, companies, etc.

http://a788.g.akamaitech.net/7/788/915/ec84ccbf519a9a/images.gomez.com/images/Alerts/SAReport 2004.pdf

Note: Viscogliosi Brothers was partly responsible for raising financing to fund the operations of Spine Solutions, Inc. to market the ProDisc.


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