By L. Dade Lunsford, Brian R. Subach, Gerald E. Rodts
Dramatic alterations in spinal stabilization have taken position within the final years and the velocity of switch maintains to speed up. This quantity is a wonderful reflect of the evolution of spinal stabilization. It brings jointly the most recent and such a lot complete studies 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 concepts are verified. The part on instrumentation and approach represents the main updated advances in surgical method and administration of spinal issues. Illustrations incorporated in each one bankruptcy record those first-class papers. since it is a needs to for all surgeons appearing spinal surgical procedure to maintain up to date during this fast-paced box this booklet is critical.
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Using metal implants, surgeons can now effectively stabilize any motion segment of the spine. With the concomitant use of autograft or allograft bone, high fusion rates can be achieved in the vast majority of cases. There are, however, drawbacks to the use of such systems. Autograft bone is not always available for a given application and autograft harvest is associated with nontrivial morbidity in a substantial fraction of patients . The use of allograft bone is associated with lower fusion rates than autograft bone in most cases.
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