Spinal Kinetics 50,000th M6 Artificial Disc Replacement

Spinal Kinetics announces completion of 50,000 M6

Recently Spinal Kinetics reached completion of its 50,000th M6 Artificial Disc Replacement implant.

Dr. Karsten Ritter-Lang has placed over 6,000 ADR implants and was the first to implant the Spinal Kinetics M6 disc replacement.

Disc Replacement

July 25, 2017 – http://www.orthospinenews.com/spinal-kinetics-surpasses-50000-implants-of-its-m6-artificial-disc-since-launch/

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spinal Kinetics, Inc., the designer and manufacturer of the innovative M6© artificial disc, today announced total implantations of the company’s M6-C Cervical and M6-L Lumbar discs have now exceeded 50,000 throughout the international markets where the M6 is commercially available. Since the launch of the M6-C in 2006 and the M6-L in 2010, this “natural,” artificial disc design has consistently established itself as a technology of choice among spine surgeons for both cervical and lumbar disc replacement. With this strong surgeon preference, as well as patient demand for the next generation artificial disc technology, the M6 has become an industry leader in the rapidly growing artificial disc market. Additionally, the company is preparing its Pre-Market Approval (PMA) application to the FDA to obtain United States approval to treat single level cervical degenerative disc disease with the M6-C. The M6-C IDE study enrollment has been completed, and the PMA application is scheduled to be submitted to the FDA later this year.

The M6 artificial disc is designed to help patients suffering from degenerative disc disease of the spine; a common cause of chronic neck and back pain. The M6 technology provides an alternative to spinal fusion and is designed to restore natural and physiologic motion to the spine. Preserving motion with the M6 artificial disc provides an opportunity to restore biomechanical function at the treated level after native disc removal, as well as the possibility to reduce subsequent degeneration of adjacent segments. The M6 is the only physiologically designed artificial disc that mimics the anatomic structure of a natural disc by incorporating an artificial visco-elastic nucleus and fiber annulus in its design. Like a natural disc, this unique construct of the M6 allows for shock absorption at the implanted level, as well as provides a controlled range of motion when the spine transitions in its combined complex movements. Extensive biomechanical studies at world renowned institutions have continuously confirmed the M6’s ability to replicate natural physiologic motion.

“We are extremely proud as an organization to reach the 50,000 implant level and are appreciative of the spine surgeon community in adopting the M6 technology,” states Tom Afzal, President and CEO of Spinal Kinetics. “We believe this milestone continues to validate the market demand for more advanced artificial disc technologies that are designed to closely mimic a natural disc’s motion characteristics, ultimately benefiting patient outcomes. Disc replacement in the cervical and lumbar spine is not solely about how much motion an artificial disc provides, but more importantly, the quality of that motion and how that motion can affect other surrounding structures like facets and adjacent segments. The M6’s ability to replicate a natural disc’s quality of motion and biomechanics is what continues to differentiate it against all other artificial discs in the market.”

About Spinal Kinetics, Inc.

Founded in 2003, Spinal Kinetics is a privately held medical device company focused on partnering with spine surgeons to develop innovative and practical motion preservation systems for treating degenerative diseases of the spine. The M6-C cervical and M6-L lumbar artificial discs have rapidly established themselves among the leading artificial discs available due to the unique biomechanical properties that replicate the motion of a natural disc and the positive clinical outcomes for patients. The company is located in Sunnyvale, California.

The M6 is the only artificial disc that replicates the anatomic structure and biomechanics of a natural disc by incorporating both an artificial nucleus and annulus. In the US, Spinal Kinetics has successfully completed an FDA IDE Pilot Study of the M6-C in patients with both single and two level disease, and has received approval from the FDA to initiate an IDE Pivotal Study. “Motion preservation with the M6 disc is a very exciting advance for spine surgery technology,” states Carl Lauryssen, MD, Chief of Spine Surgery at Olympia Medical Center in Beverly Hills. “We have seen extremely high success rates with our patients from the FDA Pilot Study, and believe the technology is increasing the quality of life for patients with degenerative disc disease beyond what was previously available to them”.

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.

 

Disc Replacement Surgeon

Dr. Karsten Ritter-Lang, with his team, presented a report on Outcomes for the Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease in the Lumbar Spine Using Spinal Kinetics M6 Lumbar disc replacement implant at this year’s International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, 15th Annual Conference.

This is the first clinical study to report on two year clinical and x-ray results of Artificial Disc Replacement surgery with the Spinal Kinetics M6 Disc Replacement implant. The results showed significantly decreased back pain, initial device safety and effectiveness when used for the treatment of lumbar degenerative disc disease at one or more lumbar spine levels

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.

Introducing The Spinal Kinetics M6 Lumbar Disc Replacement and Cervical Disc Replacement.

Just go to http://www.artificialdiscreplacement.com/m6-disc-replacement-study.html to read the full study results.

Disc Replacement vs Fusion

Many people ask me Disc Replacement vs Fusion?
or Why not Disc Replacement?

After being diagnosed with degenerated discs many people are told they need spinal fusion surgery. Facing weeks of recovery and an uncertain future some may look into Disc Replacement

So the question, Disc Replacement versus Fusion Surgery?

Some may ask, Why go through a Fusion Surgery when it is rarely even a good solution? Mostly because they will never be told about the option of Disc Replacement.

Introducing The Spinal Kinetics M6 Lumbar Disc Replacement and Cervical Disc Replacement.

The Spinal Kinetics M6 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.

Artificial Disc Replacement implants now in use offer greatly improved safety and something called “Quality of Motion” that makes them truly deserve the title “Artificial Disc Replacement”.

What is Quality of Motion
Modern Artificial Disc Replacement technology has come a long way now and thousands of fusion surgeries are being avoided. These improved artificial disc replacement products can now provide a natural “Quality of Motion” unlike any of the early artificial disc replacement implants.

Improved Disc Replacement Design

Unlike early artificial disc replacement products, the advanced artificial disc replacements available today have improved end plate attachment design to reduce implant migration and the risk of a revision surgery. These artificial disc replacement products also now have “motion control” to reduce joint hyper-activity which leads to the long term complications and pain caused by those early ball-in-socket type artificial disc replacement products. This joint hyper-activity has been found to stress the facet joints, ligaments, and muscles causing complications and pain. The new generation artificial disc replacement implants also feature the added safety of shock absorption. This shock absorption will help to prevent injury to adjacent discs and vertebra.

We are now using the breakthrough Spinal Kinetics M6 artificial disc replacement for the Lumbar and Cervical spine. The Spinal Kinetics M6 is the first artificial disc replacement product to truly deserve the title “Artificial Disc Replacement”. This implant achieves the ultimate goal of replicating the healthy human disc. By providing shock absorption and graded variable motion resistance, the M6 disc replacement 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 disc replacement implant we have seen!

We can now do multi-level artificial disc replacement, lumbar and cervical artificial disc replacement, even fusion with disc replacement hybrid procedures. These solutions come without many of the complications involved with fusion surgery and early artificial disc replacement products, many still in use today.

Are you confused about what treatment is the best option for you?
Exploring your international options will open your eyes to options you likely would not be offered locally.
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. Some are told that fusion is their only option in error.

Evaluations can be done easily by mailing your images to us.
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.
Our surgeons will provide you a complete written evaluation (diagnosis and surgery plan) free of charge.

Artificial Disc Replacement implants now in use offer greatly improved safety and something called “Quality of Motion” that makes them truly deserve the title “Artificial Disc Replacement”.

What is Quality of Motion
Modern Artificial Disc Replacement technology has come a long way now and thousands of fusion surgeries are being avoided. These improved artificial disc replacement products can now provide a natural “Quality of Motion” unlike any of the early artificial disc replacement implants.

Improved Design

Unlike early artificial disc replacement products, the advanced artificial disc replacements available today have improved end plate attachment design to reduce implant migration and the risk of a revision surgery. These artificial disc replacement products also now have “motion control” to reduce joint hyper-activity which leads to the long term complications and pain caused by those early ball-in-socket type artificial disc replacement products. This joint hyper-activity has been found to stress the facet joints, ligaments, and muscles causing complications and pain. The new generation artificial disc replacement implants also feature the added safety of shock absorption. This shock absorption will help to prevent injury to adjacent discs and vertebra.

We are now using the breakthrough Spinal Kinetics M6 artificial disc replacement for the Lumbar and Cervical spine. The Spinal Kinetics M6 is the first artificial disc replacement product to truly deserve the title “Artificial Disc Replacement”. This implant achieves the ultimate goal of replicating the healthy human disc. By providing shock absorption and graded variable motion resistance, the M6 disc replacement 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 disc replacement implant we have seen!

We can now do multi-level artificial disc replacement, lumbar and cervical artificial disc replacement, even fusion with disc replacement hybrid procedures. These solutions come without many of the complications involved with fusion surgery and early artificial disc replacement products, many still in use today.

Are you confused about what treatment is the best option for you?
Exploring your international options will open your eyes to options you likely would not be offered locally.
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. Some are told that fusion is their only option in error.

Evaluations can be done easily by mailing your images to us.
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.
Our surgeons will provide you a complete written evaluation (diagnosis and surgery plan) free of charge.

Click here to begin the simple evaluation and scheduling process.

Why is our solution better?
In the last decades medical technology has moved forward at a faster than ever pace. Yet many surgeons remain stuck in the past, using outdated disc replacement technology, or simply limited by regulation.

 

Just go to http://www.artificialdiscreplacement.com/disc-replacement-implants.html

Just sayin!
Jim Rider – a Disc Replacement Success
Artificial Disc Replacement.com
jim@worldspineteam.com

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