Disc Replacement not Spinal Fusion Surgery
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 Yet many spine surgeons remain stuck in the past, limited by regulation they are still using fusion surgery or outdated disc replacement technology.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 over 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.
The goal is to restore the natural motion of the spine, no fusion, no excessive removal of bone, no invasive screws, no risk to the delicate spinal cord or nerves!
We do this with next generation Disc Replacement Implants that offer many improvements over early disc replacement designs.
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.
Many are still using outdated high risk disc replacement implants.
Don't take any chances!
Our Solutions are not controlled by any Insurance Networks!
Why are these advanced Disc Replacement options the best Fusion Alternative?
The latest advanced Disc Replacement implants offer qualities that are not present in early implants 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 advanced Artificial Disc Replacement designs to replicate the structure and performance of a natural disc.
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 advanced disc replacements the resulting natural functionality of the entire spinal curve will provide the best chance for a full recovery.
In addition, stress on the facet joints and future complications will be eliminated by reducing adjacent level degeneration and strain on the joints, muscles and ligaments.
To get the best solution 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.
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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, and have access to, the full range of globally available options.
We will provide you a complete written evaluation and surgery plan free of charge.