Why Disc Replacement Surgery?
With modern Disc Replacement implants we can now avoid spinal fusion and offer greatly improved results and safety with something called "Quality of Motion"!
Quality of Motion makes advanced disc replacement truly deserve the title "Artificial Disc Replacement".
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.
What is Quality of Motion?
Modern Artificial Disc Replacement technology has come a long way and thousands of fusion surgeries are now being avoided.
Now improved artificial disc replacement products can provide a natural "Quality of Motion" unlike any of the early artificial disc replacement implants.
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Unlike early artificial disc replacement products, the advanced artificial disc replacements available here have improvements for safety and better long term results.
These artificial disc replacement products 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 natural shock absorption will help to prevent injury to adjacent discs and vertebra.
Improved End Plate Attachment
The Spinal Kinetics M6 has improved on end plate attachment design to reduce implant migration and the risk of a revision surgery.
Spinal Kinetics M6 Artificial Disc Replacement
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 or Motion Control, 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 ADR, 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.
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Exploring your implant and surgeon 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 uploading or 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.
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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.
Due 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, and surgeons with the experience and technology required to help them.
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 or are using outdated high risk disc replacement implants.
Don't take any chances!
Get an evaluation by experienced Disc Replacement surgeons, using all the up to date technology now!
Tragically, patients with severe loss of disc space, previous surgeries, more than one level needed, and many other 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. Don't risk a single level procedure if you have multi-level indications. Read your reports! Many multi-level Disc Replacements are performed with great success, and Lumbar ADR including L3-4 or multi-level cervical disc replacement surgery is quite common.
You need a surgeons with the experience and freedom to consider all the affected levels, all the treatment options and implants available, and create a total multi-level solution, as needed, without bias or restriction.
Get the Best Surgeon
Our Surgeon Dr. Ritter-Lang will create your spine solution from an extensive list of globally available device options. Disc replacement at levels adjacent to previously fused levels, even multi device disc replacement plus fusion procedures, for more advanced multi-level cases, are done with great success.
Even multi-level solutions that include Disc Replacement, Disc Nucleus Augmentation and new Fusion Technology, as appropriate for each individual level, are offered.
Disc replacement surgery requires a high level of experience, to get the correct diagnosis and surgery plan, avoid risks to vital organs, and carefully balance proper implant placement with the resulting impact of the procedure on the spine.
Quality of Life
The goal of disc replacement is to return the patient to an active high quality life.
Disc Replacement, developed in Germany over 20 years ago, is now the new gold standard, and has all but eliminated the debilitating tragedy of spinal fusion (except in the US, where this process has been slowed by regulation).
These surgeons have taken disc replacement to the next level, with improved implants (not yet available in the US) high risk revision surgeries have all but been eliminated, and disc replacement is now used to create multi-level solutions for both the lumbar and cervical spine. Even with fusion and adjacent to existing fusion!
Our surgeons can go beyond simple disc replacement or fusion to create a complete multi-level spine solution which can include combinations of the best disc replacment technology, stabilization, fusion, and other treatments, if needed.
Why M6 Artificial Disc Replacement? Get the Best Implant!
50,000 Spinal Kinetics M6 Disc Replacements!
Over 50,000 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.
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 surgeon is critical!
Quality of Care
Our surgeons use certified facilities to provides the most advanced spine solutions and disc replacement implants available worldwide.
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.
Why wait? We are scheduling surgeries now!
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In a week or two you will receive your diagnosis, surgery plan, cost, and scheduling options.