Spine update lumbar interbody cages

Bradley K. Weiner, Robert D. Fraser

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Abstract

Study Design. Interbody cage devices used to assist interbody fusion are rapidly gaining popularity in the surgical management of chronic low back pain. This update provides a structural classification of commonly used devices and assesses them against a set of clearly defined surgical goals, including ability to correct the existing mechanical deformation ability to provide mechanical stability, ability to provide a suitable environment for arthrodesis, and ability to limit 'built-in' morbidity in addition, the materials used in the devices are examined regarding their biomechanical, biologic, and radiographic characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)634-640
Number of pages7
JournalSpine
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1998

Keywords

  • Arthrodesis
  • Cages
  • Fusion
  • Lumbar spine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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