Drs. Todd Lanman and Jason Cuellar complete debut 2-level disc replacement with M6

Alan Condon -  

Todd Lanman, MD, and Jason Cuellar, MD, PhD, of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Lanman Spine Neurosurgery successfully performed the first spine procedures with Orthofix's M6-C device.

Three insights:

1. Dr. Lanman previously performed the first artificial disc replacement with M6 in the U.S., while Dr. Cuellar assisted him in the completion of the first two-level artificial disc replacement.

2. The device features a compressible viscoelastic core, allowing for natural movement similar to that of a cervical disc. It treats patients suffering from debilitating neck pain due to degenerative disc disease.

3. Dr. Lanman has published several peer-reviewed articles on artificial cervical discs and is an associate clinical professor at University of California Los Angeles.

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