A two-cage reconstruction versus a single mega-cage reconstruction for lumbar interbody fusion: an experimental comparison

@article{Murakami2003ATR,
  title={A two-cage reconstruction versus a single mega-cage reconstruction for lumbar interbody fusion: an experimental comparison},
  author={Hideki Murakami and William C. Horton and K Tomita and William C. Hutton},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={13},
  pages={432-440}
}
Interbody cages are used as an adjunct to anterior lumbar interbody fusion, but exposure and insertion of two cages can be difficult. A biomechanical study was performed to compare the stability and exposed surface for fusion obtained with interbody reconstruction using two traditional cylindrical cages (18-mm diameter) vs. a single expanded mega-cage (24-mm diameter). A single-cage technique could result in safer exposure, shorter operating time, and less cost. Study design: nondestructive… CONTINUE READING