Orthofix Announces Presentation of Long-Term Evidence Highlighting the Clinical Management of Cervical Disc Arthroplasty at North American Spine Society Annual Meeting

October 10, 2022

Data includes results from five-year multi-center IDE study in U.S. of the M6-C disc that also demonstrated strong clinical performance, safety and patient benefits

LEWISVILLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Orthofix Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:OFIX), a global medical device company with a spine and orthopedics focus, today announced the presentation of long-term evidence highlighting the clinical management of cervical disc arthroplasty during the North American Spine Society (NASS) 2022 annual meeting October 12-15 in Chicago.

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Orthofix M6-C Artificial Cervical Disc (Photo: Business Wire)

Orthofix M6-C Artificial Cervical Disc (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are pleased to sponsor the presentation of data supporting the clinical effectiveness of cervical disc arthroplasty including five-year data from our U.S. IDE study,” said Kevin Kenny, Global President of Orthofix Spine. “We are honored to have a distinguished surgeon panel that will provide their insights about cervical disc replacement and long-term outcomes of this therapy for patients suffering from degenerative disc disease.”

The presentation will be conducted on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 12:00 pm in the Red Theater located in the Exhibit Hall by Dr. Armen Khachatryan, Dr. Frank Phillips, Dr. Josh Jacobs, Steve Kurtz, Ph.D., and Gunnar Andersson, Ph.D.

Highlights that will be presented include:

  • Data recently released from a U.S. IDE study showing that the M6-C™ disc produced statistically significant benefits at five years, including:
    • reduction in disability, with an NDI score of 8.0 – which indicates mild disability compared to 18.0 in the anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) group
    • reduction in shoulder/arm pain VAS score of 0.5 – which was significantly better than the mean of 2.1 observed in the ACDF group
    • one of the lowest subsequent surgical intervention rates at 3.1 percent for the M6-C disc as compared to other FDA-approved artificial cervical discs
  • Mechanisms of Failure in Bone Ingrowth and Biologic Fixation
  • Proposed Taxonomy and Classification of Bone remodeling in Cervical Disc Replacement (CDR)
  • Recommendation for long-term Clinical Management of CDR
  • Lessons Learned from artificial joint Hip and Knee Replacements: Implant performance and bone remodeling

The M6‑C artificial cervical disc is designed to maintain the natural behavior of a functional spinal unit by replicating the biomechanical characteristics of the native disc. The disc was first commercialized outside of the United States in 2006 and was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2019. To date, more than 70,000 M6-C discs have been implanted in over 20 countries, with 20 percent of these discs having been implanted for more than 10 years. The M6-C disc has a 0.7 percent worldwide complaint rate for all M6-C discs implanted to date.

Results of a Kaplan Meier analysis of the M6-C artificial cervical disc based on 16 years of real-world evidence suggest a global cumulative survivorship (percentage of implanted devices that are still intact and functional at a specific time period) of 99% at 10 years, consistent with other, proven, joint-arthroplasty devices such as hip and knee replacements.

To learn more about the M6-C disc and the full portfolio of Orthofix solutions, please visit us at NASS at booth #2416. View our M6-C interactive experience here.

About Orthofix

Orthofix Medical Inc. is a global medical device company with a spine and orthopedics focus. The Company’s mission is to deliver innovative, quality-driven solutions while partnering with health care professionals to improve patient mobility. Headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, Orthofix’s spine and orthopedics products are distributed in more than 60 countries via the Company's sales representatives and distributors. For more information, please visit www.Orthofix.com.

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