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Presentation: Spinal deformities in children and adolescents

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Welcome to the web home of Dr Ulrich Hähnle, an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in spinal disorders, based in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.


Ulrich Reinhard Hähnle PhD

The thesis comprises the development of the Kineflex artificial disc prosthesis for implantation into the human lumbar spine. Its aim is to preserve motion of the spine where other treatment options would mean loss of mobility of the spine. Multiple design patents were filed nationally and internationally. After laboratory testing it was awarded the CE-Mark of quality in Europe. Based on our laboratory and clinical results, FDA trials were started in the USA which are now close to completion. New disc prosthesis maintains spine mobility (PDF)


Is Degenerative Spondylolisthesis a Contraindication for Total Disc Replacement? Kineflex Lumbar Disc Replacement in 7 Patients with 24-Month Follow-up. (2007) (Download PDF)

Lumbar Disc Replacement for Junctional Decompensation After Fusion Surgery: Clinical and Radiological Outcome at an Average Follow-Up of 33 Months. (2007) (Download PDF)

Kineflex (Centurion) Lumbar Disc Prothesis: Insertion Technique and 2-Year Clinical Results in 100 Patients. (2006) (Download PDF)

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Email: orthoneuro@gam.co.za

PO Box 52040, Saxonwold, 2132