J S Erulkar

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STUDY DESIGN An established rabbit intertransverse process lumbar fusion model was used to evaluate osteogenic protein (OP)-1 as a potential graft substitute. OBJECTIVES To determine whether OP-1 is effective in producing intertransverse process lumbar fusion in a rabbit model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Autogenous iliac crest bone is the gold standard(More)
STUDY DESIGN An established rabbit posterolateral lumbar fusion model was used to evaluate the ability of osteogenic protein-1 to overcome the inhibitory effect of nicotine. OBJECTIVE To determine whether osteogenic protein-1 should be considered as a bone graft alternative for the patient who smokes. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Smoking interferes with(More)
STUDY DESIGN Biomechanics of posterolateral spinal fusion were studied in an in vivo rabbit model. OBJECTIVES To determine the extent of stabilization produced by posterolateral lumbar fusion and to test the hypothesis that motions are not completely eliminated after successful fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous human cadaveric studies,(More)
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