ABOUT the partnership


Centinel Spine is now partnering with Tiger Woods to support its mission of educating the public on spinal disease and options that allow individuals to function at a high level.


This partnership brings together two leaders in their field, with the goal of educating individuals that spinal injury and disease does not require living with pain, nor does it need to negatively affect an active lifestyle.

It’s About Options…

Tiger had several surgical options available to him to reconstruct his lumbar spine. He chose an Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) approach due to its benefits versus posterior surgery through the back.

Tiger relied on his spine surgeon to direct him to the right implant for his back—he trusted the Centinel Spine product and the results speak for themselves. The Centinel Spine STALIF M-Ti™ Anterior Lumbar Integrated Interbody™ fusion implant was utilized due to its long history of quality, reliability, and clinical success.

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About Tiger's Surgery

Tiger Woods underwent spinal fusion surgery using a Centinel Spine product in April 2017 to alleviate ongoing debilitating pain in his back and legs. The operation was an Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) procedure at the L5/S1 lumbar vertebrae level using Centinel Spine’s STALIF M-Ti™ fusion implant.

According to Tiger:

I did a lot of research into the various spinal surgical procedures available to me and was convinced that surgery through an anterior approach represented the best option.

After I determined that the anterior approach surgery was the right option for me, I relied on my spine surgeon to direct me to the right implant solution for my back. He trusted the Centinel Spine product and the results speak for themselves. I have regained my life, and playing golf again at this level, is just an added bonus. My surgery has had a profound impact on me and my family, and I thank my surgeon and the technology provided by Centinel Spine.

- Tiger Woods

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The Story of Centinel Spine

Watch this three minute primer on Centinel Spine and its unique and extraordinary place as a catalyst of change in the spine industry—with pioneering technologies and a clinical history that have led to successes ranging from PGA champions to a growing list of surgeon-patients.