Comparison of expandable and fixed interbody cages in a human cadaver corpectomy model, part I: endplate force characteristics.

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OBJECT Expandable cages are becoming more popular due in large part to their versatility, but subsidence and catastrophic failure remain a concern. One of the proposed reasons of failure is edge loading of the endplate caused by a mismatch between the sagittal alignment of the motion segment and cage. This in vitro analysis investigates the endplate forces… (More)
DOI: 10.3171/2012.7.SPINE12171

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@article{Pekmezci2012ComparisonOE, title={Comparison of expandable and fixed interbody cages in a human cadaver corpectomy model, part I: endplate force characteristics.}, author={Murat Pekmezci and Jessica A. Tang and Liu Cheng and Ashin Modak and R. Trigg McClellan and Jenni M. Buckley and Christopher P. Ames}, journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine}, year={2012}, volume={17 4}, pages={321-6} }