Tiger Woods partners with Centinel Spine

Written by Alan Condon | June 11, 2019 | Print  |

Centinel Spine partnered with Tiger Woods on an initiative to educate the public on spinal disease and treatment options that enable people to continue to function at a top level.

Three things to know:

1. In April 2017, surgeons implanted the Centinel Spine's Anterior Lumbar Integrated Interbody fusion device during a spinal fusion procedure to alleviate debilitating pain in Mr. Woods back and legs.

2. The procedure allowed Mr. Woods to resume playing professional golf after a hiatus of almost three years. In April, he won the Masters Tournament — his first major win in 11 years.

3. Centinel Spine created the Integrated Interbody line in 1988 through the launch of its anterior lumbar interbody fusion device, Hartshill Horseshoe.

"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," said Mr. Woods. "I relied on Dr. Richard Guyer to direct me to the right solution for my back which was the Centinel Spine product. I have regained my life, and playing golf again at this level, is just an added bonus."

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