Michael V Hajjar

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OBJECT Although it improves rates of fusion in surgical arthrodesis, conventional spinal instrumentation is associated with several risks, including hardware extrusion that injures adjacent anatomical structures, and disuse osteopenia as a result of stress shielding. The long-term effects of indwelling spinal instrumentation, although incompletely(More)
OBJECT The authors conducted a pilot study to determine whether a bioresorbable intervertebral fusion device composed of 85/15 polylactide-polyglycolide (PLA-PGA) copolymer packed with bone autograft is a suitable alternative to promote arthrodesis after anterior cervical discectomy (ACD) in a caprine model. METHODS The caprine cervical spine model has(More)
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