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Many people ask what is spinal fusion surgery and what are the options and other spinal fusion alternatives  besides disc replacement options?

Quality of a Fusion
When fusion must be done, either in combination with disc replacement or stand alone fusion, restoring the original disc spacing is important to achieve good result.

Some Spinal Fusion Alternatives

The DCI® Dynamic Cervical Implant

The DCI® Dynamic Cervical Implant bridges the gap between fusion and disc replacement options by addressing the potential downsides of fusion and by offering the advantages of motion preservation to a wider patient population.

The Coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization procedure is a new, non-fusion solution that allows you to be able to do the things you love most! The coflex® device is a titanium metal implant that helps keep your spine stable after surgical decompression. The coflex® device also helps maintain the normal foraminal height and motion in your spine where the coflex® was implanted. It’s amazingly strong, yet simple, and flexible enough to support your spine without having to fuse your bones together.

Another spinal fusion alternative is The DSS Stabilization System® by Paradigm Spine.

The DSS system provides Semi-Rigid and Rigid Stabilization for customized Spine Stabilization according to Pathology at the Functional Spine Unit (FSU).

It allows Multilevel, Semi-Rigid Spine Stabilization or Single Level Rigid Spine Stabilization as an adjunct to fusion or in Disc Replacement Hybrid Surgeries where additional stability is required.

The DSS Stabilization System's Modularity provides flexibility to match anatomy and the rigidity of the stabilization required.

The DSS Stabilization System also hes Cannulated polyaxial screws for precise Minimally Invasive Surgery approach

Of course we prefer Disc Replacement!

The Spinal Kinetics M6 Disc Replacement offers a "Quality of Motion" without fusion that is not present in any other implant we have seen!

Unlike early Disc Replacement designs, the Spinal Kinetics M6 artificial disc is designed to replicate the structure and performance of a natural disc. Its innovative design incorporates an artificial nucleus to allow shock absorption and a woven fiber annulus for graded variable motion resistance in all directions.

These characteristics accurately replicate the natural disc, allowing the implant to work in concert with the remaining human discs. Unlike earlier "ball-in-socket" implants, with the M6 disc replacement the resulting natural functionality of the entire spinal curve will provide the best chance for a full recovery. In addition, future complications will be eliminated by reducing adjacent level degeneration and strain on the muscles and ligaments.

Spinal Fusion Surgery Alternatives