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Stenum Hospital Kicks off International Rollout of M6 Artificial Lumbar Disc Replacement Surgery
Date:11/4/2009

Stenum Hospital announced the successful rollout of the first international patients to receive the Spinal Kinetics M6-L artificial lumbar disc, and the commencement of the implants full availability at the clinic. Four American patients received M6-L implants, one single level, two double level, and one three level intervention, 8 total implants. All patients are doing well.

Bremen, Germany (PRWEB) November 4, 2009 -- Leading spine center Stenum Hospital announced the successful rollout of the first international patients to receive the Spinal Kinetics M6-L artificial lumbar disc, and the commencement of the implants full availability at the clinic. Four American patients received M6-L implants, one single level, two double level, and one three level intervention, 8 total implants. All patients are doing well.
The M6-L artificial disc represents Stenum Hospitals continued international dominance in the non-fusion, motion preservation market for solutions for degenerative diseases of the spine. Stenum Hospital launched the M6-C artificial cervical disc three years ago. To date, over 3,000 M6 discs have been implanted. Like the M6-C, the M6-L lumbar disc is an advanced generation artificial disc developed to replace an inter-vertebral disc damaged by disc degeneration. It is the only replacement disc that replicates the anatomic structure of a natural lumbar disc by incorporating an artificial nucleus and annulus. Together, the nucleus and annulus are designed to provide the same motion characteristics of a natural disc.

The M6-L's compressible polymer nucleus is designed to simulate the function of the native nucleus, while the surrounding multi-layer high tensile strength fiber annulus is intended to facilitate a controlled range of motion in multiple directions. The M6 artificial disc is implanted with proprietary surgical instrumentation. This specialized system was designed wi
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