Designed specifically to help the effects of Lumbar Disc Degeneration, the M6-L artificial lumbar disc is a truly innovative surgical implant which, compared to other artificial lumbar discs on the market, offers a unique design with compressive capabilities to provide a controlled range of natural motion, allowing the patient to move their back naturally.
The M6-L is the world’s only artificial disc that has an incorporated artificial polycarbonate urethane nucleus and a woven polyethylene fiber annulus. Both technologies enable the M6-L to mimic the same physiologic motion characteristics of a natural disc. Spinal Kinetic have researched through extensive biomechanical testing and proven that the M6-L provides the equivalent quality of motion compared with a healthy disc.
The artificial nucleus is made from a Viscoelastic polymer designed to simulate native nucleus and to provide a physiologic center of rotation. The artificial annulus is made with an Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber material which is designed to provide a controlled motion in all planes & axes of rotation.
The M6-L is designed with two outer titanium plates featuring keels to ensure a secure anchoring of the disc into the bone. These plates are also coated with a titanium plasma spray that promotes bone growth into the metal plates to provide long-term fixation and stability of the disc in the bone.