Disc Replacement versus Fusion Surgery

Why is the M6 Disc Replacement the best Fusion Alternative?

The M6 Disc Replacement offers a "Quality of Motion" that is not present in any other implant we have seen allowing us to do more multi-level disc replacement surgeries and use disc replacement in many cases that previously would not have a disc replacement option!

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.

Get the Best Implant

54,000 Spinal Kinetics M6 Disc Replacements!

Over 54,000 Spinal Kinetics M6 disc replacement implants have been implanted worldwide with no implant failures or migrations to date.

We find that 95% of M6 patients report significant pain reduction and symptom relief.





You Decide!

So 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.
Not true!

Many are still using outdated high risk disc replacement implants.
Don't take any chances!

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.

Are you confused about what treatment is the best option for you?

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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.

In the last decades medical technology has moved forward at a faster than ever pace. Yet many spine surgeons remain stuck in the past, limited by regulation they are still using fusion surgery or outdated disc replacement technology.

Are you asking, Why have I only been offered Fusion Surgery not Disc Replacement?

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 consider Disc Replacement versus Fusion Surgery?

There are several concerns with spinal fusion surgery.

Overall success rates are very low and the recovery is long and painful. Even after a "successful" spinal fusion, problems begin to develop soon after the fusion surgery.

The segments next to the Fusion Surgery have more forces applied causing "adjacent level degeneration" which studies have shown will lead to additional pain and surgeries.

Get the Best Surgeon

Dr. Ritter-Lang has placed over 6,000 ADR implants and was the first to implant the Spinal Kinetics M6 disc replacement. Choose your surgeons carefully!
Getting the best implant and an experienced disc replacement surgeon is critical!

Not just for your surgery but for your diagnosis and surgery plan!

Dr. Ritter-Lang is among an elite group of the most experienced Disc Replacement surgeons in the world, and has dedicated his career to the sub-specialty of Disc Replacement. Choosing the team that is going to do your surgery is of crucial importance. Our team is well trained with the latest implant technology, is highly experienced, and is doing the procedure frequently. Experience has proven that a surgical team that does more of a specific procedure will have less complications and better outcomes for their patients.

Dr. Ritter-Lang can often offer non-fusion alternative surgery when most surgeons have only offered Fusion Surgery. Learn why by getting an MRI Review!

Why wait? We are scheduling surgeries now!

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To begin your evaluation process; click the link and complete the online form. Then, send images, patient data form (print and include), etc. to us. In a week or two you will receive your diagnosis, surgery plan, cost, and scheduling options.

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 "Artificial Disc".

"This "Quality of Motion" is a major patient benefit not available in any other Disc Replacement implant I have used" says Dr. Ritter-Lang - Disc Replacement Specialist