prodisc® Patient Stories:
Dr. Robert Masson

Dr. Robert Masson speaks of his experience not just as a Neurosurgeon who uses prodisc for his patients, but as a prodisc recipient who went through the patient journey himself.

After a trampoline accident resulted in a herniated cervical disc, Dr. Masson's ability to live an active lifestyle was severely curtailed. Once he began to feel numbness in his hand, affecting his confidence as a Neurosurgeon, he knew that it was time to become a patient himself.

In May 2013, Dr. Masson underwent a total disc replacement procedure with prodisc C and felt immediate pain relief—returning to daily activities and performing surgeries a mere 1 week after his own surgery. He has since climbed Mt. Kiliminjaro and placed and won in multiple IMSA Prototype autoracing events with his team, Performance Tech Motorsports.

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prodisc® Patient Stories:
Joe LaMotta

Joe, the CBO of a Medical Device Company has always led an active athletic lifestyle—including playing sports, running, and hiking. Unfortunately, Joe believes the stress and strain placed on his neck during his years wrestling and subsequent years of fitness training led to a disc herniation in his neck, and in February of 2018, his symptoms went from bad to worse. One day, Joe went to push up from his desk and his left arm gave out. It was at this point Joe realized he needed to seek a permanent solution.

Soon after, Joe underwent a total disc replacement procedure with prodisc C® and came home the same day. Immediately after surgery, Joe’s arm pain was gone. Despite some weakness in his left shoulder, he successfully worked to regain muscle strength over the next 3 months. Now, Joe feels 100% recovered and enjoys activities like running, hiking, and spending time with his family.

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prodisc® Patient Stories:
PGA Champion Rory Sabbatini

From early in his career, Rory struggled with physical neck issues and symptoms for over ten years before realizing that the underlying cause of his discomfort was due to cervical disc degeneration.

In May 2016, Rory underwent surgery with the prodisc C Total Disc Replacement. Now, Rory is 100% pain free and is back to playing professional golf without any limitations. Between 2017 and 2018, Rory competed in 50 PGA Tour events, 2 of which he finished in the top 10 and 13 where he finished in the top 25. In 2019, Rory finished his PGA season with a FedEx Cup rank of 36—making the ‘cut’ in more events than in any year of his career.

According to Rory, “prodisc completely changed my life. I’m always physically exerting myself and I’ve never had any issues with my neck since the surgery!”

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