M6-C™ Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement
The M6-C™ artificial cervical disc is an innovative next-generation option for people needing artificial disc replacement as an alternative to spinal fusion. This unique product is designed to mimic your natural disc’s structure and movement, including backward and forward, up and down, side to side, and rotate left and right. In addition, the M6-C disc is the only disc featuring a shock-absorbing nucleus and fiber annulus that work together to replicate the controlled range of movement and cushioning effect of your natural spine. By allowing your spine to move naturally, the M6-C disc is designed to also potentially minimize the stress to discs above and below the treated level.
The M6-C disc is the only artificial disc that mimics the anatomic structure of a natural disc by incorporating an artificial nucleus and fiber annulus in its design. Like a natural disc, the unique design of the M6-C disc allows for shock absorption and provides a controlled range of motion at the treated level. This “natural” motion is intended to provide you with the freedom to move your neck naturally.
The M6 artificial cervical disc replacement offers an innovative option for artificial cervical disc replacement because of its unique design which is based on a natural disc’s qualities.
Engineered to replicate your own disc, the M6 disc replacement is the only artificial disc that incorporates an artificial nucleus (made from polycarbonate urethane) and a woven fiber annulus (made from polyethylene). The M6 artificial disc nucleus and annulus are designed to provide the same motion characteristics of a natural disc.
Together, the M6’s artificial disc nucleus and annulus provide compressive capabilities along with a controlled range of natural motion in all 6 degrees of freedom along each vertebra.
This “natural” motion is designed to provide the freedom and stability you need to move your neck naturally.
The M6 disc replacement has two titanium outer plates with keels for anchoring the disc into the bone of the vertebral body. These outer plates are coated with a titanium plasma spray that promotes bone growth into the metal plates, providing long term fixation and stability of the disc in the bone.