NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Centinel Spine®, LLC, the largest privately-held spine company focused on anterior column reconstruction, today announced the planned February filming of a three to four minute video detailing the story behind 15-Time PGA Tour Majors Winner Tiger Woods’ remarkable recovery from incapacitating back pain—and his successful spinal fusion surgery through the support of the company’s technology. Centinel Spine will also be presenting the perspective of his surgical team to give a fuller picture of this incredible story—all told through the lens of Emmy-nominated director Kevin Foley. This will serve as both education and inspiration to all those affected by spinal disease.
Tiger Woods underwent spinal fusion surgery using the Centinel Spine STALIF M-Ti™ product in April 2017 to alleviate ongoing, debilitating pain in his back and legs. The Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) surgery using the Centinel Spine technology was so successful that it allowed Tiger to complete his PGA Tour comeback after almost three years of golf inactivity, culminating with his April 2019 win at the 83rd Masters and a record-tying 82nd PGA career win at the Zozo Championship in October 2019.
According to Tiger Woods:
“The level of expertise and care I received from my medical team and Centinel Spine throughout this medical journey was unparalleled and an integral part of my return to the course. I hope this piece will be able to help people suffering through some of the same pain issues and feel positive about finding a lasting solution.”
“The goal of our partnership with Tiger Woods is to educate a broader patient population that surgical procedures and technologies exist that allow individuals to continue to function at a high level—even after major spine surgery,” said Centinel Spine Chairman & CEO John Viscogliosi. “This will be an authentic account of Tiger’s patient journey from the point of view of an individual suffering from the life-altering effects of back or neck pain. We look forward to our continued work with Tiger to better support and educate individuals suffering from pain and discomfort.”
The video will be released by mid-year 2020 through the rediscover (http://www.rediscovermylife.org/) spine patient online platform and other various online video mediums.
About Centinel Spine, LLC
Centinel Spine®, LLC is the largest privately-held spine company focused on anterior column reconstruction. The company offers a continuum of trusted, brand-name, motion-preserving and fusion solutions backed by over 30 years of clinical success—providing the most robust and clinically-proven Total Disc Replacement and Integrated Interbody™portfolios in the world.
The company began operations in 2008 through the merger-acquisition of two pioneering medical device companies—Raymedica, LLC and Surgicraft, LTD. In 1988, UK-based Surgicraft launched the first Stand-Alone/No Profile® anterior lumbar interbody fusion device in the world, which was the basis for future generations of the market-leading Integrated Interbody technology platform known today as STALIF®. Today, Centinel Spine still embraces the pioneering culture developed at both originating companies and continues its corporate mission to become the worldwide leading company addressing spinal disease anteriorly with the widest breadth and depth of technology platforms.
The company recently acquired the prodisc® Total Disc Replacement Technology Platform—the most extensive cervical and lumbar motion-preserving reconstruction portfolio available today. With the addition of prodisc, Centinel Spine stands alone as the only company with comprehensive motion-preserving and fusion solutions for both cervical and lumbar anterior column reconstruction.
Centinel Spine derived its name from the “Sentinel Sign”, the radiographic confirmation of a successful fusion anterior to the interbody device.
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