Disc Replacement

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Dr. Ritter-Lang

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Artificial Disc Replacement
Advanced disc replacement implants now available offer improved safety and a "Quality of Motion" that makes them truly deserve the title
"Artificial Disc".

Quality of Motion
Disc replacement technology has come a long way in recent years and thousands of fusions are now being avoided. Improved disc replacement implants now provide a natural "Quality of Motion" unlike any of the early implant designs.

Unlike the early designs, the advanced implants now available offer improved end-plate fixation, reducing implant migration and the risk of revision surgery. These implants also have motion control, to reduce post-op complications caused by early ball-in-socket implants (ProDisc and others), which have been found to stress facet joints, ligaments, and muscles causing future complications. They also have added the safety of shock absorption, to prevent injury to adjacent structures.

Yes, we can now do multi-level disc replacement, lumbar and cervical disc replacement, all without many of the complications involved with fusion and early disc replacement products still in use today.

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

Are you confused about what treatment is the best option for you?
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.

Want some straight answers?
Evaluations can be done easily by mailing your images to us.
In order to determine what treatment is right for you, you need a commprehensive evaluation, done by our team of surgeons, who are experienced with the full range of globally available options.
Our team 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 technology, or simply limited by regulation.

Due to US regulatory 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, 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 like Charite or ProDisc.
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 L3-4 or Cervical disc replacements are quite common.

You need a surgeon 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.
Our Spine specialiats can 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.
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).
Our team has 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!
Dr. Ritter-Lang 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.

Cervical Disc Replacement
See Spinal Kinetics M6 Cervical Disc

Lumbar Disc Replacement
See Spinal Kinetics M6 Lumbar Disc
Hundreds of M6 discs have been implanted by our team
with no implant failures or migrations to date.
This means that 100% of the surgeries were successful regarding placement of the implants. In addition, over 95% of M6-L patients report significant pain reduction.

Lumbar patients - You should only allow the most experienced spine specialists, with hundreds of abdominal retroperitoneal approaches (see retroperitoneal vs. transperitoneal approach) done, perform this complex procedure for you.

Our team is now treating international patients and has placed thousands of implants. Close to 1000 Americans have come to us for a superior spine solution.
Choose your surgeons carefully!
Getting the best implant and an experienced surgeon is critical!

Quality of Care
We use JCI and KTQ certified facilities and provides the most advanced spine solutions and disc replacement implants available worldwide.
We are among an elite group of the most experienced Disc Replacement specialists in the world that have dedicated their careers 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.

Watch this video to meet our surgeons
and learn about advancements in disc replacement technology.

Why wait? We are scheduling surgeries now!
To begin your evaluation process; click the link below and complete the online form. Then, send images, patient data form (print and include), etc. to us. In 2-3 weeks you will receive your diagnosis, surgery plan, cost, and scheduling options. Click here to begin the evaluation process.

If you still have questions please contact our US Spokesperson,
Jim Rider, at 866-544-8252
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