Expandable titanium cages for thoracolumbar vertebral body replacement: initial clinical experience and review of the literature.

@article{Keshavarzi2011ExpandableTC,
  title={Expandable titanium cages for thoracolumbar vertebral body replacement: initial clinical experience and review of the literature.},
  author={Sassan Keshavarzi and C. Benjamin Newman and Joseph D. Ciacci and Henry E. Aryan},
  journal={American journal of orthopedics},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={E35-9}
}
Reconstruction of the anterior and middle column after vertebrectomy is essential for restoring stability. Use of expandable implants is supported by an emerging body of literature. Newer expandable cages have some advantages over traditional mesh implants, structural allograft, and polyetheretherketone or carbon fiber cages. To determine the utility of an expandable titanium cage in spine reconstruction, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients who had undergone this… CONTINUE READING