Advances in Spinal Stabilization by L. Dade Lunsford, Brian R. Subach, Gerald E. Rodts

By L. Dade Lunsford, Brian R. Subach, Gerald E. Rodts

Dramatic adjustments in spinal stabilization have taken position within the final years and the velocity of swap keeps to speed up. This quantity is a wonderful reflect of the evolution of spinal stabilization. It brings jointly the most recent and so much entire reports in minimally-invasive and novel surgical ways and spinal stabilization innovations. Highlights in new biomaterials together with radiolucent, bioresorbable, and traditional titanium are mentioned by way of specialists. organic advances together with using bone morphogenetic protein in anterior lumbar interbody fusion in addition to computer-assisted image-guided surgical innovations are proven. The part on instrumentation and strategy represents the main updated advances in surgical process and administration of spinal problems. Illustrations integrated in every one bankruptcy rfile those very good papers. since it is a needs to for all surgeons acting spinal surgical procedure to maintain up to date during this fast paced box this publication is fundamental.

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The use of allograft bone avoids the problem of graft site morbidity, and allograft humeral, femoral, and patellar grafts are available for use as large load-bearing struts. Allograft bone is osteoconductive, and in some preparations may be somewhat osteoinductive (such as in demineralized bone matrix). Unfortunately, allograft bone is not always readily available. Allograft is expensive to preshape into readily used sizes. Finally, some patients may refuse the use of allograft for religious reasons or because of fear of infection.

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Processed coralline grafts, including hydroxyapatite, have been used extensively for the repair of bone defects. Additionally, these products have been used for spine surgery with a number of different applications. Hydroxyapatite is a poorly crystalline calcium phosphate compound which is similar in mineral composition to bone [6]. Calcium phosphate and hydroxyapatite are osteoconductive, if the porosity, pore size, and degree of pore interconnectivity are optimized [6]. Substantial research has established that the ideal pore size is between 100 and 500 ␮m [12].

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