M6 Artificial Disc Replacement Technology
The NEW Generation of SPINE SURGERY:
M6 ADR ~ M6 Artificial Disc Replacement Design:
Note: the replacement of cervical discs with the M6 ADR is the same as with lumbar
just a smaller disc. The Lumbar is used for viewing purposes due to it’s
larger size – all aspects of the disc are the same, just scaled for proper fit.
Sizing is specific to the vertebra being addressed.
The M6 ADR (M6 artificial disc Videos – CLICK HERE) is the first of these non-fusion motion preservation products intended to replicate the anatomic and bio-mechanical attributes of a natural inter-vertebral disc. The M6 ADR is the only artificial disc that mimics a natural disc’s design by incorporating an artificial nucleus and annulus into both its cervical and lumbar platforms.
Motion in All Directions
To meet the needs of our daily activities, the spine and its vertebrae must be free to move in multiple directions. Our daily activities require us to move our spine forward, backwards, side-to-side, as well as rotate. These types of movements travel in either of two directions: translational or rotational.
- The translational planes have three types or “degrees” of movements (forward/backward, side-to-side, and up/down).
- The rotational axes have three degrees of movement as well (rotating, forward/backward bending, and side to side bending).
- When the spine is completely free to move in all these directions, it is said to have 6 degrees of freedom (3 degrees in translation and 3 degrees in rotation).
- The intervertebral disk and its structure (nucleus and annulus) provide the key components that allow each vertebrae to move freely in these 6 degrees of freedom. = M6 ADR
The M6 ADR effectively provides for the best possible option for disc replacement for most patients.
State of the Art Technology for the Spine: M6 ADR artificial lumbar and cervical disc implanted in clear models above.
The M6 ADR is engineered and developed in the U.S. It is pending FDA approval and will not become available for surgical implantation for a number of years. This is unfortunate for those in need, except that we offer this state of the art technology and have been using it in Germany for many years already. The purpose of this site therefore is: to give patients the information on the latest technology being performed in advanced countries in Europe, and we are now able to make it available in a perfectly comfortable setting with the best medical staff in a state of the art medical facility!