In vivo evaluation of anterior cervical fusions with hydroxylapatite graft material.

@article{Cook1994InVE,
  title={In vivo evaluation of anterior cervical fusions with hydroxylapatite graft material.},
  author={Stephen D. Cook and James E. Dalton and Eng Hooi Tan and W V Tejeiro and Matthew J. Young and Thomas S. Whitecloud},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1994},
  volume={19 16},
  pages={1856-66}
}
STUDY DESIGN The efficacy of solid hydroxylapatite (HA) blocks for obtaining cervical interbody fusion was studied in a canine model. Each of 21 adult colony-reared hounds received a hydroxylapatite implant and an autogenous bone graft in the C3-C4 and C5-C6 disc interspaces. Seven dogs each were killed at 6, 12, and 26 weeks postoperation. OBJECTIVE This study determined the rate, mechanical strength, and histologic characteristics of cervical interbody fusions achieved using a… CONTINUE READING