[Biodegradable cage. Osteointegration in spondylodesis of the sheep cervical spine].

@article{Pflugmacher2004BiodegradableCO,
  title={[Biodegradable cage. Osteointegration in spondylodesis of the sheep cervical spine].},
  author={Robert Pflugmacher and Tanja Eindorf and Matti Scholz and Sarah Gumnior and Christoph Krall and Ph Schleicher and N. P. Haas and Frank M Kandziora},
  journal={Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift fur alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen},
  year={2004},
  volume={75 10},
  pages={
          1003-12
        }
}
Bioabsorbable implants are commonplace in knee and shoulder surgery. Bioabsorbable poly(l-lactide-co-D,L-lactide) (PLDLLA) cage devices have potential benefits over autologous tricortical iliac crest bone graft and metallic cages for cervical spine interbody fusion. The purpose of this study was to compare interbody fusion of an autologous tricortical iliac crest bone graft with that of a bioabsorbable cage using a sheep cervical spine interbody fusion model. This study was designed to… CONTINUE READING