Biomechanics of nonfusion implants.

Abstract

Although spine fusion is a versatile and effective technique in the treatment of spinal disorders, increased stresses on adjacent unfused levels lead to symptomatic adjacent level degeneration in many patients. The goal of nonfusion devices in spine surgery is to ablate or unload painful structures while preserving segmental motion. The intended performance… (More)

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@article{Huang2005BiomechanicsON, title={Biomechanics of nonfusion implants.}, author={Russel C. Huang and Timothy Max Wright and Manohar M. Panjabi and Joseph D. Lipman}, journal={The Orthopedic clinics of North America}, year={2005}, volume={36 3}, pages={271-80} }