Quality of a Fusion
When spinal fusion surgery must be done, either in combination with disc replacement or stand alone fusion, restoring the original disc spacing is important to achieve good results.
One revolutionary approach to achieve this spacing in the lumbar spine. The AxiaLIF (Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion) System includes surgical instruments for creating a safe and reproducible pre-sacral access route to the L5-S1 vertebral bodies. The AxiaLIF technique features novel instrumentation to enable standard of care fusion principles, distraction and stabilization of the anterior lumbar column while mitigating the soft tissue trauma associated with traditional lumbar fusion through open surgical incisions. Using AxiaLIF, the lumbar spine is accessed through a minimally invasive opening adjacent to the sacral bone. This atraumatic tissue plane alleviates the need for the surgeon to cut through soft tissues like muscles and ligaments, thus lessening patient pain and the likelihood of complications.
Disc Replacement Options may be confusing as well. Disc Replacement Specialist Dr. Karsten Ritter-Lang, with his team have had good outcomes for the Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease in the Lumbar Spine Using Spinal Kinetics M6 Lumbar disc replacement implant.
Artificial Disc Replacement technology has come a long way and thousands of spinal fusions are now being avoided. Improved artificial disc replacement implants now provide a natural “Quality of Motion” unlike the early ball-in-socket disc replacement designs.
For more info about our Spinal kinetics M6 Study just go to http://www.artificialdiscreplacement.com/m6-disc-replacement-study.html to read the full study results.