Alendronate treatment improves bone–pedicle screw interface fixation in posterior lateral spine fusion: An experimental study in a porcine model


The bone–screw interface has been indicated as the weak link in pedicle screw spine fixation. Bisphosphonate treatment may have the effect of improving bone–screw interface fixation in spine fusion by inhibiting bone resorption. An experimental study was conducted using a porcine model to evaluate the influence of alendronate treatment on bone–pedicle screw… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00264-009-0759-4


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