Disc Replacement vs Fusion
The Spinal Kinetics M6 Disc Replacement offers a "Quality of Motion" that is not present in any other implant we have seen!
Unlike early Disc Replacement designs, the Spinal Kinetics M6 artificial disc is designed to replicate the structure and performance of a natural disc. Its innovative design incorporates an artificial nucleus to allow shock absorption and a woven fiber annulus for graded variable motion resistance in all directions.
These characteristics accurately replicate the natural disc, allowing the implant to work in concert with the remaining human discs. Unlike earlier "ball-in-socket" implants, with the M6 disc replacement the resulting natural functionality of the entire spinal curve will provide the best chance for a full recovery. In addition, future complications will be eliminated by reducing adjacent level degeneration and strain on the muscles and ligaments.
This "Quality of Motion" is a major patient benefit not available in any other implant!
In the last decades medical technology has moved forward at a faster than ever pace. Yet most spine surgeons remain stuck in the past, limited by regulation they are still using fusion or outdated disc replacement technology.
Due to FDA restrictions, limitations of the approved products, and the inexperience of many surgeons, many patients will be exposed to unnecessary risk, get debilitating fusion surgery, or continue to suffer needlessly. Most, never knowing there are better options available, technology that can preserve the natural motion of the spine, and surgeons with the experience required to help them.
Why avoid fusion surgery?
There are several concerns with spine fusion surgery. Overall success rates are very low and the recovery is long and painful. Even after a "successful" spine fusion, problems begin to develop soon after the surgery. The segments next to the fusion have more forces applied causing "adjacent level degeneration" which studies have shown will lead to additional pain and surgeries.
Many surgeons still think disc replacement is a new and unproven technology.
This is far from the truth!
Some still think disc replacement is only a single level solution.
Many are still using outdated high risk disc replacement implants.
Don't take any chances!
With improved implants Disc Replacement is now even better!
Advanced disc replacement implants now available offer improved safety and a "Quality of Motion" that makes them truly deserve the title
Our surgeons are now offering the breakthrough Spinal Kinetics M6 implant for the Cervical and Lumbar spine. The first disc replacement implant to truly deserve the title "Artificial Disc". This implant achieves the ultimate goal of replicating the healthy human disc. By providing shock absorption and graded variable motion resistance, the M6 works in concert with the remaining human discs, to provide the best possible outcome. This "Quality of Motion" is a major benefit not available in any other implant we have seen!
Are you confused about what treatment is the best option for you?
Maybe you have been told you are not a candidate for Disc Replacement. You could be considering a temporary solution like discetomy, laminectomy or laser surgery. Many are told that fusion is their only option in error.
Want some straight answers?
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In order to determine what treatment is right for you, you need a comprehensive evaluation, done by our team of surgeons, who are experienced with the full range of globally available options.
We will provide you a complete written evaluation and surgery plan free of charge.