Interspace distraction and graft subsidence after anterior lumbar fusion with femoral strut allograft.

@article{Kumar1993InterspaceDA,
  title={Interspace distraction and graft subsidence after anterior lumbar fusion with femoral strut allograft.},
  author={Arvind Kumar and J A Kozak and Brian J. Doherty and Jessie H. Dickson},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1993},
  volume={18 16},
  pages={2393-400}
}
The authors performed a retrospective review of 32 patients who had undergone a single-level anterior lumbar fusion with femoral strut allograft as an isolated procedure. The goal of the study was to use clinical radiographs to measure interspace distraction, graft subsidence, interspace collapse, the nature of allograft incorporation, and to correlate these results with successful arthrodesis. Results were categorized according to plain radiographic appearance and flexion/extension stability… CONTINUE READING

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