CHICAGO, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For people suffering from neck or arm pain due to cervical disc degeneration, there is an alternative to spinal fusion which relieves pain and restores normal function and natural mobility to the neck.
Dr. Frank Phillips, a Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush spinal surgeon renowned for his pioneering work in artificial disc replacement, has performed disc replacement surgery on several patients suffering from disc degeneration using the novel M6-C™ artificial cervical disc. He served as a principal investigator for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) study on the M6-C device, which was recently approved for patients as an alternative to spinal fusion.
"The M6-C disc is truly a next-generation artificial disc option to patients with cervical disc degeneration," Dr. Phillips said. "Earlier generation disc replacement devices have "ball and socket" joints that do not mimic normal disc motion or mechanics. The M6-C disc is the first artificial disc with a structure that replicates the normal disc anatomy and allows the spine to move naturally".
The M6-C artificial disc also minimizes stress on adjacent level discs.
Featuring a shock-absorbing nucleus and tiny fibers that work together to mimic the anatomic structure of a natural disc, the M6-C device enables compression or "shock absorption" at the implanted level.
To make an appointment with Dr. Frank Phillips to discuss if you are a candidate for cervical disc replacement, call 877.MD.BONES or visit rushortho.com.
About Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) offers comprehensive, unparalleled, orthopedic services as well as physical and occupational therapy. MOR doctors are team physicians for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Fire Soccer Club and Joffrey Ballet, among others. U.S. News & World Report ranks the orthopedic program at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, as No. 4 in the nation and it is the highest ranked program in Illinois and Indiana. MOR has offices at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago; Oak Brook; Oak Park; Orland Park (PT), Westchester; Winfield; Munster, Indiana; and coming soon to Naperville. Follow us on Facebook @MidwestOrthopaedicsatRush or Twitter @mor_docs.
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