[Mechanical comparison of biodegradable intervertebral lumbar cages].

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INTRODUCTION A biodegradable interbody cage for lumbar spine fusion would be able to solve several problems associated with the use of metallic cages. In a biomechanical in vitro study using human lumbar spines three different biodegradable poly(L-lactide-co-D,L-lacitide)(PLDLLA) cages were compared to metallic cages of the same design. MATERIAL AND… (More)

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