Dr. Dominic Kleinhenz performs 1st cervical disc replacement with M6-C device in Rhode Island

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Dominic Kleinhenz, MD, was reportedly the first spine surgeon in Rhode Island to implant the M6-C artificial cervical disc in a patient suffering from cervical disc degeneration.

Three things to know:

1. Dr. Kleinhenz practices with Providence, R.I.-based University Orthopedics, which has 11 offices in the state.

2. Orthofix received FDA approval for the M6-C in February 2019.

3. The device received the CE Mark in Europe in 2014, where there have been more than 45,000 implantations.

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