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St. Louis, MO – Centinel Spine®, LLC, a leading global medical device company addressing cervical and lumbar spinal disease through anterior surgical access, released its latest patient education video, focusing on Disc Replacement Center of Saint Louis’ orthopedic nurse practitioner, active mother, and prodisc C recipient Loren Vandergriff.

As someone who was deeply familiar with the full spectrum of surgical procedures for the treatment of spinal diseases, Loren evaluated and made countless recommendations to her patients before her own debilitating neck, arm, and hand discomfort caught up with her. Faced with the reality that surgery was her most viable option to remedy the pain she was experiencing, Loren knew exactly what device she wanted implanted in her neck, prodisc C, after recognizing what she describes as a consistent record of positive patient outcomes.

Loren had surgery with prodisc C in July 2020 and couldn’t be happier with the results. In consultation with her surgeon, she was back to work right away and can now perform all of the vigorous workouts and activities that she had to forego for so long while suffering from the spine-related pain.

This surgery changed my life significantly ... I would say I'm a huge advocate for a disc replacement because my outcome has been so positive in so many ways.

Loren VandergriffOrthopedic Nurse Practitioner

Patients can learn more about the total disc replacement procedure and the new prodisc by calling (314) 932-6486 or visiting

About Disc Replacement Center of Saint Louis

The Disc Replacement Center of Saint Louis is the premier orthopedic surgery center in Saint Louis.  The practice is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for patients through the most up-to-date care. Their goal is to maintain and preserve the natural motion of the spine while significantly reducing pain whenever possible. By acknowledging the interconnectedness of the human body, the Disc Replacement Center of Saint Louis offers a more permanent, long-term solution. With benefits that go beyond rehabilitation, consumers are faster, stronger and feel younger.

About Centinel Spine, LLC

Centinel Spine®, LLC is a leading global medical device company addressing cervical and lumbar spinal disease through anterior surgical access. 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 technology platforms in the world for total disc replacement (prodisc®) and Integrated Interbody fusion (STALIF®).

Centinel Spine continues to advance its pioneering culture and corporate mission to become a catalyst of change in the spine industry and alter the way spine surgery is perceived. Centinel Spine remains the only company with comprehensive motion-preserving and fusion solutions for both cervical and lumbar anterior column reconstruction.

For more information, please visit the company’s website at

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