The M6-C disc is the only disc designed with a shock-absorbing nucleus and fiber annulus that work together to replicate the controlled range of movement and cushioning effect of the natural disc. This unique product is designed to mimic your spine's natural structure and movement, including backward and forward, side to side, up and down, and rotate left and right.

Meet Our Spine Surgeons Performing the M6-C Procedure

Nicholas Renaldo, MD

Nicholas Renaldo, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

See How the M6-C Cervical Disc Works!

  • The M6-C artificial cervical disc is an innovative next-generation option for patients needing artificial disc replacement as an alternative to spinal fusion. This unique product is designed to mimic your cervical spine's natural structure and movement, including backward and forward, side to side, up and down, and rotate left and right.
  • During an artificial disc replacement procedure, a small incision is made in the front of the neck to remove the ruptured or herniated disc. Once the damaged disc is removed and the pinched nerve is relieved, your doctor will then place the M6-C artificial disc into the same disc space between vertebrae to maintain the disc space height, as well as retain motion at the treated level. After the M6-C disc is successfully placed using specialized instruments, the incision is closed.
  • Like many new medical devices available in the U.S., the M6-C disc was evaluated through a large Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) clinical study to ensure the device was safe and effective prior to making it available to surgeons. This data was the basis for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in February 2019 of the M6-C disc for patients suffering from cervical disc degeneration.
  • Overall, patients in the study receiving the M6-C disc reported a 92-percent satisfaction rate with the surgery, and 93 percent said they would have the surgery again.

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