So, what exactly did Sonja have done?

Posted on June 10, 2013 by Tim Barrie

Sonja Up and About Day 5 Post OpHere are a bunch of absolutly amazing and interesting resources (non-gory) wink showing what Sonja had done and what the Artificial Disks look like

It's right out of Star Trek:

First, the disk

lumbar_cutout_M6

Check out this animation of how the disk is constructed and moves!

Sonja Operation by dr Clavel replaced L3L4L5S1 Disks

Here is a graphic showing which disks she had replaced

L3 / L4

L4 / L5

L5 / S1

Opinion – Even though this disk has been approved for a long time in Europe, due to Prodisk and Charitye protecting their markets it is not available in the U.S.

With the Prodisk and Charitye products only a single disk replacement is approved in the U.S.

Both the Prodisk and Charitye are outdated products. They have a high failure rate when more than one disk is replaced. The M6 better consistentcy of natural movement and has less revision surgery generally.

The operation in Spain, Germany and England is also a fraction of the cost (assuming you can find and experienced surgeon) than it is in the U.S.

One Response to “So, what exactly did Sonja have done?”

  1. Gabriel

    - 12th Jul, 16 11:07pm

    In my opinion the type of disc is secondary with surgeon choosing first. I too like the m6 disc but being only 40 worry about it holding back the wear debri n then leaking larger chunks after time. But who knows hopefully we won't have to go thru what the hip replacement people did. Good going I'm so glad your doing great. 

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