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Tiger Woods Surgery

Tiger Woods Surgery

Tiger is back!! Wat was Tiger Woods Surgery?

Tiger Woods make his first competitive start in nine months at the Hero World Challenge.

After undergoing his fourth back surgery in just over three years.

Just recently Woods had pulled out of the Masters the Friday before.

Tiger Woods also said that, if all goes according to plan, the successful procedure will allow the world’s 788th-ranked golfer to “return to full activity in about six months.”

Two days later, Woods announced that the anterior lumbar interbody fusion surgery to relieve back and leg pain “went well.”

Woods announces on his website that he has undergone “successful back surgery to alleviate ongoing pain in his back and leg.” The announcement explains that “Woods’ bottom lower-back disc severely narrowed, causing sciatica and severe back and leg pain. … The surgery entailed removing the damaged disc and re-elevating the collapsed disc space to normal levels. This allows the one vertebrae to heal to the other. The goal is to relieve the pressure on the nerve and to give the nerve the best chance of healing.

Was Tiger Woods Surgery Disc Replacement Surgery?

Tiger Woods Surgery

Tiger Woods Surgery – Disc Replacement?

Many people call us and ask what can’t I get disc replacement in the US or why did my doctor not offer me disc replacement.
You can get disc replacement in the US, but there are several limitations.

The first set of limitations come from the FDA. Since the studies were typically only done on patients with one bad disc the FDA has for the most part limited use of disc replacement in the USA to one disc surgeries.

The second limitation is age, again the FDA only allowed patients under 60 in the trials so the approval only allows for disc replacement surgery for those under 60 years of age.

If these FDA limitations were not enough to eliminate most patients from being offered disc replacement in the US as it turns out many US insurance carriers still consider disc replacement experimental and specifically exclude the disc replacement surgery from payment.

So let’s say you fit within these guidelines and are in fact offered disc replacement, now you must consider what type of product you are being offered!
Most disc replacement products approved by the FDA and offered in the US are what we consider outdated. These early free floating ball in socket type disc replacement implants have several draw backs. Surgical complications like implant migrations and implant subsidence were fairly common in early designs. Long term complications like facet joint wear and post op pain are also common due to the unnatural and uncontrolled freedom of motion and fixed center of rotation in these early disc replacement designs.

Due to these limitations fewer than 10 percent of Americans will be offered disc replacement in the US and many will chose to go overseas for safer more advanced disc replacement implants like the Spinal Kinetics M6 Disc Replacement.

Tragically, patients with multiple bad discs, severe loss of disc space, previous surgeries and many other non-medically relevant factors may be excluded from disc replacement surgery in error. Additionally, it is quite likely that single level procedures are often performed when multi-level indications exist, resulting in poor results and risky second surgeries. Multi-level Disc Replacements are performed with great success, and three or four level Lumbar and Cervical disc replacements are quite common.

The Spinal Kinetics M6 Disc Replacement eliminates the complications and long term risks with new technology and design that prevents implant migration and controls motion in a natural way.

Disc Replacement Options may be confusing. 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.

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.

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Tim Hendricks Disc Replacement Surgery

Tim Hendricks Disc Replacement Surgery

Famous tattoo artist Tim Hendricks was facing multi-level spine fusion here in the States. Years Disc Replacement - Tim Hendricksof sitting at a tattoo station had taken their toll, and his future looked painful and dim.

Then he found Artificial Disc Replacement. After undergoing 3-level ADR with the M6-L disc, he has returned to his passion while rediscovering big-wave surfing, skating, snowboarding, and even boxing!

Dr Ritter-Lang – Disc Replacement Surgeon

Following his medical studies at The Humboldt University in Berlin, Dr. Ritter-Lang worked for the inventors of the first Artificial Disc Replacement
(Katrin Buttner-Janz and Kurt Schellnack).

He has been a specialist in the field of inter-vertebral disc prosthetics, especially in the field of abdominal access surgery, for over 20 years. Dr. Ritter-Lang has performed over 6,000 surgeries, of which 5,584 were spinal column reconstructions and has done over 3,000 Disc Replacement procedures using a wide range of implants both cervical and lumbar.

Dr. Ritter-Lang is one of the most respected speakers worldwide at symposiums about orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery regarding treatment using artificial inter-vertebral discs. His participation in the ongoing development of inter-vertebral disc prosthetics technology, prototypes, and implants, provides great benefits to the patients he treats. Patients come from all over the world to avail of the services of Dr. Ritter-Lang and his highly qualified team. 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.

Many people call us and ask what can’t I get disc replacement in the US or why did my doctor not offer me disc replacement.
You can get disc replacement in the US, but there are several limitations.

The first set of limitations come from the FDA. Since the studies were typically only done on patients with one bad disc the FDA has for the most part limited use of disc replacement in the USA to one disc surgeries.

The second limitation is age, again the FDA only allowed patients under 60 in the trials so the approval only allows for disc replacement surgery for those under 60 years of age.

If these FDA limitations were not enough to eliminate most patients from being offered disc replacement in the US as it turns out many US insurance carriers still consider disc replacement experimental and specifically exclude the disc replacement surgery from payment.

So let’s say you fit within these guidelines and are in fact offered disc replacement, now you must consider what type of product you are being offered!
Most disc replacement products approved by the FDA and offered in the US are what we consider outdated. These early free floating ball in socket type disc replacement implants have several draw backs. Surgical complications like implant migrations and implant subsidence were fairly common in early designs. Long term complications like facet joint wear and post op pain are also common due to the unnatural and uncontrolled freedom of motion and fixed center of rotation in these early disc replacement designs.

Due to these limitations fewer than 10 percent of Americans will be offered disc replacement in the US and many will chose to go overseas for safer more advanced disc replacement implants like the Spinal Kinetics M6 Disc Replacement.

Tragically, patients with multiple bad discs, severe loss of disc space, previous surgeries and many other non-medically relevant factors may be excluded from disc replacement surgery in error. Additionally, it is quite likely that single level procedures are often performed when multi-level indications exist, resulting in poor results and risky second surgeries. Multi-level Disc Replacements are performed with great success, and three or four level Lumbar and Cervical disc replacements are quite common.

The Spinal Kinetics M6 Disc Replacement eliminates the complications and long term risks with new technology and design that prevents implant migration and controls motion in a natural way.

Disc Replacement Options may be confusing. 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.

Dr. Ritter-Lang at Artificial Disc Replacement

Dr. Ritter-Lang at Artificial Disc Replacement.com offers state of the art technology and surgeons of the highest caliber for a wide range of spine procedures and are specialists at Disc Replacement.

Lumbar M6 Disc Replacement

I’m 4 weeks postop from a 2 level lumbar M6 Artificial Disc Replacement.  I’m very happy with the results performed by Dr. Ritter-Lang.  Two years ago I was running marathons, playing tennis and everything stopped after having low back pain.

I tried everything and nothing helped.  My low back pain got so bad I couldn’t leave my house for 4 months.  My friend Jeff told me his wife had a similar issue and she told me about Stenum hospital.  I filled out some forms online and Colleen Gibson called me the next day.

When I arrived at Bremen Airport, a driver picked us up.  The next day I met with Melanie, Dr. Ritter-Lang and 3 other international patients with similar issues (Jim, Heather, and Moh).  We shared our stories and it was like talking to a mirror.  I had my surgery on Thursday and I was walking Saturday morning.  The following Tuesday, a driver took us to Park Hotel, where I worked with Hans and Marcel (massage therapist and physical therapist).  They are both excellent.

I’m finally back home and walking 4 miles a day.  In 6 months, I’m hoping I can start running and playing tennis again. I feel like I was given a second chance and I only wish more people knew about Dr. Ritter-Lang’s expertise. Thank you very much.

Dr Ritter-Lang – Disc Replacement Surgeon

Following his medical studies at The Humboldt University in Berlin, Dr. Ritter-Lang worked for the inventors of the first Artificial Disc Replacement
(Katrin Buttner-Janz and Kurt Schellnack).

He has been a specialist in the field of inter-vertebral disc prosthetics, especially in the field of abdominal access surgery, for over 20 years. Dr. Ritter-Lang has performed over 6,000 surgeries, of which 5,584 were spinal column reconstructions and has done over 3,000 Disc Replacement procedures using a wide range of implants both cervical and lumbar.

Dr. Ritter-Lang is one of the most respected speakers worldwide at symposiums about orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery regarding treatment using artificial inter-vertebral discs. His participation in the ongoing development of inter-vertebral disc prosthetics technology, prototypes, and implants, provides great benefits to the patients he treats. Patients come from all over the world to avail of the services of Dr. Ritter-Lang and his highly qualified team. 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.

Many people call us and ask what can’t I get disc replacement in the US or why did my doctor not offer me disc replacement.
You can get disc replacement in the US, but there are several limitations.

The first set of limitations come from the FDA. Since the studies were typically only done on patients with one bad disc the FDA has for the most part limited use of disc replacement in the USA to one disc surgeries.

The second limitation is age, again the FDA only allowed patients under 60 in the trials so the approval only allows for disc replacement surgery for those under 60 years of age.

If these FDA limitations were not enough to eliminate most patients from being offered disc replacement in the US as it turns out many US insurance carriers still consider disc replacement experimental and specifically exclude the disc replacement surgery from payment.

So let’s say you fit within these guidelines and are in fact offered disc replacement, now you must consider what type of product you are being offered!
Most disc replacement products approved by the FDA and offered in the US are what we consider outdated. These early free floating ball in socket type disc replacement implants have several draw backs. Surgical complications like implant migrations and implant subsidence were fairly common in early designs. Long term complications like facet joint wear and post op pain are also common due to the unnatural and uncontrolled freedom of motion and fixed center of rotation in these early disc replacement designs.

Due to these limitations fewer than 10 percent of Americans will be offered disc replacement in the US and many will chose to go overseas for safer more advanced disc replacement implants like the Spinal Kinetics M6 Disc Replacement.

Tragically, patients with multiple bad discs, severe loss of disc space, previous surgeries and many other non-medically relevant factors may be excluded from disc replacement surgery in error. Additionally, it is quite likely that single level procedures are often performed when multi-level indications exist, resulting in poor results and risky second surgeries. Multi-level Disc Replacements are performed with great success, and three or four level Lumbar and Cervical disc replacements are quite common.

The Spinal Kinetics M6 Disc Replacement eliminates the complications and long term risks with new technology and design that prevents implant migration and controls motion in a natural way.

Disc Replacement Options may be confusing. 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.

Total Disc Replacement CA

Total Disc Replacement CA

Total Disc Replacement CA

Total Disc Replacement CA

 

Total Disc Replacement  CA offers a “Quality of Motion” that is not present in any other surgical solution we have seen!

Unlike early Spinal Fusion Total Disc Replacement is designed to replicate the structure and performance of a natural disc.

Total Disc Replacement  characteristics accurately replicate the natural disc, allowing the implant to work in concert with the remaining human discs. With Total 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 with Total Disc Replacement!

Total Disc Replacement offers an innovative option compared to other surgical solutions like fusion surgery or discectomy because of its unique design, which is based on the qualities of the natural disc.

The Total Disc Replacement is the only artificial disc that incorporates an artificial nucleus (made from polycarbonate urethane) and a woven fiber annulus (made from polyethylene). The Total Disc Replacement nucleus and annulus are designed to provide the same physiologic motion characteristics of a natural disc. Extensive biomechanical testing with the Total Disc Replacement lumbar disc has demonstrated equivalent Quality of Motion compared to the healthy disc.

Together, the Total Disc Replacement‘s artificial nucleus and annulus provide compressive capabilities and a controlled range of natural motion in all 6 degrees of freedom. This “natural” motion is designed to provide the freedom to move your back naturally.

The Total Disc Replacement has two titanium outer plates for anchoring the disc into the bone of the vertebral body. These outer plates are coated with a titanium plasma spray that promotes bone growth into the metal plates

Total Disc Replacement at Penninsula Surgery Center Monterey CA

Founded in 1982 by local surgeons desiring to offer an outpatient surgical experience featuring excellent service, superior quality and lower transparent pricing. Today our partners include over 200 of the area’s finest surgeons, performing a wide variety of surgeries at five convenient locations. We specialize in same day procedures – annually performing more surgeries than UCSF Medical Center. Along with our world-class surgeons, we offer great affordability and tremendous quality. 99% of our patients recommend our centers of excellence to family members and friends.

At Penninsula Surgery Center Monterey CA

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Rory Sabbatini Disc Replacement

Rory Sabbatini Disc Replacement

Michael Collins of ESPN reported on Twitter that Rory Sabbatini had neck surgery last Saturday (May 7th), stating it was an Artificial cervical disc replacement of C6-7 disc.

Rory Sabbatini finishes tied for fourth at the Wyndham Championship and qualifies for FedEx Cup

Rory Sabbatini was sitting in 148th place sitting well behind the top-125 mark for the Northern Trust. Sabbatini posted a tie for fourth at the final event before the Cup posting rounds of 65-68-66-64!

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

Dr Ritter-Lang

Dr Ritter-Lang – Disc Replacement Surgeon

Following his medical studies at The Humboldt University in Berlin, Dr. Ritter-Lang worked for the inventors of the first Artificial Disc Replacement
(Katrin Buttner-Janz and Kurt Schellnack).

He has been a specialist in the field of inter-vertebral disc prosthetics, especially in the field of abdominal access surgery, for over 20 years. Dr. Ritter-Lang has performed over 6,000 surgeries, of which 5,584 were spinal column reconstructions and has done over 3,000 Disc Replacement procedures using a wide range of implants both cervical and lumbar.

Dr. Ritter-Lang is one of the most respected speakers worldwide at symposiums about orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery regarding treatment using artificial inter-vertebral discs. His participation in the ongoing development of inter-vertebral disc prosthetics technology, prototypes, and implants, provides great benefits to the patients he treats. Patients come from all over the world to avail of the services of Dr. Ritter-Lang and his highly qualified team. 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.

Many people call us and ask what can’t I get disc replacement in the US or why did my doctor not offer me disc replacement.
You can get disc replacement in the US, but there are several limitations.

The first set of limitations come from the FDA. Since the studies were typically only done on patients with one bad disc the FDA has for the most part limited use of disc replacement in the USA to one disc surgeries.

The second limitation is age, again the FDA only allowed patients under 60 in the trials so the approval only allows for disc replacement surgery for those under 60 years of age.

If these FDA limitations were not enough to eliminate most patients from being offered disc replacement in the US as it turns out many US insurance carriers still consider disc replacement experimental and specifically exclude the disc replacement surgery from payment.

So let’s say you fit within these guidelines and are in fact offered disc replacement, now you must consider what type of product you are being offered!
Most disc replacement products approved by the FDA and offered in the US are what we consider outdated. These early free floating ball in socket type disc replacement implants have several draw backs. Surgical complications like implant migrations and implant subsidence were fairly common in early designs. Long term complications like facet joint wear and post op pain are also common due to the unnatural and uncontrolled freedom of motion and fixed center of rotation in these early disc replacement designs.

Due to these limitations fewer than 10 percent of Americans will be offered disc replacement in the US and many will chose to go overseas for safer more advanced disc replacement implants like the Spinal Kinetics M6 Disc Replacement.

Tragically, patients with multiple bad discs, severe loss of disc space, previous surgeries and many other non-medically relevant factors may be excluded from disc replacement surgery in error. Additionally, it is quite likely that single level procedures are often performed when multi-level indications exist, resulting in poor results and risky second surgeries. Multi-level Disc Replacements are performed with great success, and three or four level Lumbar and Cervical disc replacements are quite common.

The Spinal Kinetics M6 Disc Replacement eliminates the complications and long term risks with new technology and design that prevents implant migration and controls motion in a natural way.

Disc Replacement Options may be confusing. 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.

Enande Services

Enande is a global provider of personalized spinal and orthopedic solutions. We connect you with leading surgeons who are experienced with the most advanced medical technology available worldwide.

You need a solution to your medical dilemma, we will make sure that becomes a reality.

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

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

Disc Replacement on adjacent level degeneration study

Spinal Fusion and Adjacent Segment Degeneration

New long-term data on the effect of lumbar total disc replacement on adjacent level degeneration reinforces outcomes from previous studies

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC announced today that Dr. Richard Guyer of the Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Back Institute presented the adjacent segment disease (ASD) outcomes of the activL® Artificial Disc Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) trial at the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery Annual Meeting (April 12-14, 2017, Boca Raton, FL). The data reiterates the role of lumbar total disc replacement in delaying the progression of ASD, a common downstream complication associated with lumbar fusion. ASD furthers the societal burden imposed by degenerative disc disease, a condition responsible for 62 million physician visits per year and the number two reason – second only to the common cold – for lost work time. The trial found that at five years, the activL Artificial Disc had a protective effect on the progression of DDD at adjacent levels in 91.2% of patients.

According to Dr. Guyer, former president of the North American Spine Society (NASS), “These outcomes complement the large body of evidence already available reporting on the long-term adjacent outcomes following lumbar disc replacement. Previously, lumbar fusion had been reported to be responsible for a rate of ASD as high as 28.6% in patients with five-year follow-up.”

In 2008, Harrop et al. published a systematic review of lumbar disc replacement data and reported that in patients with three to 22 years of follow-up, total disc replacement resulted in a 9% adjacent segment degeneration rate, whereas lumbar fusion resulted in a 34% rate. Later, in 2012, Zigler et al. worked with Medical Metrics Incorporated (MMI) to conduct a post-hoc analysis on ProDisc-L IDE subjects and found a three-fold reduction in ASD rates between lumbar TDR and fusion at five years. MMI employed the same methods used in Zigler et al., 2012 to analyze the ASD outcomes from the activL Artificial Disc IDE trial.

Until recently, patient access to lumbar arthroplasty, or total disc replacement, for patients suffering from symptomatic degenerative disc disease has been a challenge due to the lack of coverage on many insurance policies. However, outcomes such as those presented by Dr. Guyer have caused payers to reconsider their policies.

In May, national insurer Humana, which is responsible for insuring more than six million American lives, overturned their coverage determination for lumbar total disc replacement. This policy change, along with others, resulted in now nearly one in two privately-insured Americans having access to lumbar disc replacement. Additional long-term evidence will likely cause more payers to reconsider their stance in the coming months.

A group of surgeon investigators from the activL Artificial Disc IDE trial are currently compiling the full outcomes of this ASD analysis and are expected to seek publication of the full data set later this year.

SOURCE Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-long-term-data-on-the-effect-of-lumbar-total-disc-replacement-on-adjacent-level-degeneration-reinforces-outcomes-from-previous-studies-300453436.html

http://www.artificialdiscreplacement.com/disc-replacement-adjacent.html

Adjacent segment degeneration (ASD) is a condition that often occurs after a spinal fusion surgery. Adjacent segment degeneration affects the intervertebral joint(s) above and below the area of the spinal fusion surgery. Adjacent segment degeneration can occur anywhere along the spine.

Here is the clinical definition of Adjacent segment degeneration: A complication of spine surgery that can be seen on an x-ray, CT scan or MRI as changes in the motion segments above or below the surgery site.

No one knows for sure if spinal fusion surgery actually causes the adjacent segment degeneration. Of course there are many other factors at work in the development and progression of adjacent segment degeneration. For example, a 1999 study by Etebar published in the Journal of Neurosurgery looked at 125 spinal fusion patients in which rigid hardware was implanted to correct degenerative instability. The study found that post-menopausal women had an especially high risk for Adjacent segment degeneration!

What makes the Joints Degenerate when you have post Fusion Surgery Adjacent Segment Degeneration?

After a fusion surgery you will lose the ability to move your spine at the place where the spinal fusion procedure was done. This means you will no longer be able to bend forward, arch back, twist or tilt your spine at the specific level or levels fused by the surgery.

But that motion has to go somewhere in order to accommodate the things you do hundreds of times during a day, things like sitting, standing, walking, reaching, lifting and more.

Usually the motion goes to the joints next to or adjacent to the fusion surgery site.

You might say that adjacent segment degeneration is the result of extra wear and tear on the intervertebral joints above and below your surgery site. These joints now have to do double duty in order to make up for the immovable segments of your spine. Now they are subject to extra stress, and this will likely lead to degenerative changes.

Does Post Spinal fusion Adjacent Segment Degeneration Cause Pain?

While degenerative spinal changes associated with adjacent segment degeneration does show up on x-rays, they do not necessarily cause pain or other symptoms. Should symptoms emerge, however, your doctor may diagnose you with adjacent segment degeneration.

When Does Post Spinal fusion Adjacent Segment Degeneration Start?

Post Spinal fusion Adjacent Segment Degeneration takes time to develop. Studies evaluating the incidence of Post Spinal fusion Adjacent Segment Degeneration show that it may follow spinal surgery patients for up to 20 years. For example, studies show that people who have spinal fusion surgery when they are young most likely will develop Post Spinal fusion Adjacent Segment Degeneration as they age.

Will Post Spinal fusion Adjacent Segment Degeneration Add to My Medical Problems?

So what will your exact diagnosis be if changes are seen on your films after a spinal fusion? Unfortunately, there is not much research on this topic. A small study done in 1988 by Lee, published in Spine and involving 18 patients found that the most common type of degeneration in cases of Post Spinal fusion Adjacent Segment Degeneration was related to facet joint arthritis. Another study by Schlegel done in 1996, also published in Spine and involving 58 patients found incidences of spinal stenosis, disc herniation and spinal instability after spinal fusion surgery.

The good news is the presence of the degenerative changes in your spinal joints after a spinal fusion surgery does not necessarily mean you are not a candidate for Disc Replacement Surgery.

While some people do need a second surgery often Disc Replacement surgery can be done which will relieve the symptoms of Post Spinal fusion Adjacent Segment Degeneration and prevent further damage.

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.

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.

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

Stenum Hospital

Stenum Hospital
Our Story of Disc Replacement

It was April of 2003 when Jim Rider, looking for Disc Replacement Surgery got on an airplane and set off for Germany. Jim arrived in Bremen and was taken to our small orthopedic clinic in the German countryside. The area is called Stenum and the Clinic was Special Clinic for Orthopedics – Stenum

or as Jim called it “Stenum Hospital

Jim is now your Patient Consultant for Disc Replacement and Owner of ArtificialDiscReplacement.com

Jim’s Disc Replacement Story > >

Stenum Hospital

Artificial Disc Replacement at Stenum Hospital

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!

MOBI-C CERVICAL DISC PROSTHESIS “Dislodged or dislocated”

Rebecca called today asking about cervical disc replacement and is considering the Mobi-C Cervical Disc Replacement.
I directed her to this page which outlines the results.
LDR MEDICAL MOBI-C CERVICAL DISC PROSTHESIS
“Dislodged or dislocated”
After being diagnosed with degenerated discs many people are told they need disc replacement and offered Mobi C, but what about Mobi-C Complications – Dislodged or dislocated?

Facing this question many will consider a better Disc Replacement Implant.

Why not Spinal Kinetics M6 Disc Replacement?

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.

I’m just sayin!
Jim Rider, a Disc Replacement Success
Artificial Disc Replacement .com
jim@worldspineteam.com