Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Carlson, first in Central and Eastern Virginia to implant the M6-C Artificial Cervical Disc

 

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Orthopaedic and Spine Center announced Dr. Jeffrey Carlson, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, became the first surgeon in Central and Eastern Virginia area to implant the M6-C artificial cervical disc.  The outpatient surgery was performed on a 53 year old female at Bon Secours/Mercy Health Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Virginia on November 20, 2019.

The M6-C™ artificial cervical disc is an innovative next-generation option for patients needing artificial disc replacement as an alternative to spinal fusion. The illustration pictures the device implanted between two vertebrae.

The patient reported symptoms of severe neck pain which radiated to both shoulders after a motor vehicle accident.  After she failed to respond to conservative treatment, an MRI was ordered revealing severe spinal stenosis and spinal cord abutment at level C3-4 caused by a herniated disc. In consultation with Dr. Carlson, the patient made the decision to have cervical disc arthroplasty, using the Orthofix M6-C artificial cervical disc.

"I've been waiting for the right patient with the appropriate diagnosis to employ the M6-C disc," said Carlson. "The technology used in this procedure facilitates a speedy recovery with minimal limitations and a great outcome, so that my patient can get back to her active life.  She just had her two week post-surgical follow-up appointment - her recovery is going very well and she feels much relief from the severe pain she once experienced."

The M6-C disc received U.S. Food and Drug Approval in February 2019. It was designed to closely mimic the anatomic structure of a natural disc as well as provide an effective alternative to a spinal fusion. By allowing the spine to move naturally, the M6-C artificial disc potentially minimizes stress to adjacent discs and other vertebral structures.

About Jeffrey R. Carlson, M.D.
Dr. Jeffrey Carlson has been a part of Orthopaedic & Spine Center since 1999 and serves as the President and Managing Partner. He is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who focuses on the treatment of injuries and disorders of the spine.

About Orthopaedic & Spine Center
Orthopaedic & Spine Center (OSC) is staffed by outstanding medical professionals who strive to provide the very best orthopaedic and interventional pain management care available anywhere. Our Center includes a comfortable, state-of-the-art medical facility, pleasant and well-trained personnel, physicians trained in the most advanced orthopaedic treatments, interventional pain management procedures, regenerative medicine, using stem cell and platelet therapies and a dedication to old-fashioned patient care.

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson has been a part of Orthopaedic & Spine Center since 1999 and serves as the President and Managing Partner. He is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who focuses on the treatment of injuries and disorders of the spine.

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