Mid-term clinical results of Graf stabilization for lumbar degenerative pathologies. a minimum 2-year follow-up.

@article{Hashimoto2001MidtermCR,
  title={Mid-term clinical results of Graf stabilization for lumbar degenerative pathologies. a minimum 2-year follow-up.},
  author={Tomoyuki Hashimoto and Fumihiro Oha and Keiichi Shigenobu and Masahiro Kanayama and Masahito Harada and Yasumitsu Ohkoshi and Hiroshi Tada and Kichizo Yamamoto and Shigeru Yamane},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={
          283-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Spinal fusion has some adverse effects, such as nonunion and pain at the site of grafted bone, and fusion with rigid spinal instrumentation especially may have the possibility of increasing mechanical stress on the segments adjacent to the site of fusion. The theory of the Graf system is that it will decrease adjacent disc deterioration because of maintenance of regional lordosis with flexibility and restriction of the motion of unstable segments without rigid spinal fusion… CONTINUE READING
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