Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Spacers for Anterior Cervical Fusion: A Retrospective Comparative Effectiveness Clinical Trial

@inproceedings{Lemcke2011PolyetheretherketoneS,
  title={Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Spacers for Anterior Cervical Fusion: A Retrospective Comparative Effectiveness Clinical Trial},
  author={Johannes Lemcke and Ferass Al-Zain and Ullrich Meier and Olaf Suess},
  booktitle={The open orthopaedics journal},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) is the standard surgical treatment for radiculopathy and myelopathy. Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) has an elasticity similar to bone and thus appears well suited for use as the implant in ACDF procedures. The aim of this study is to examine the clinical and radiographic outcome of patients treated with standing alone PEEK spacers without bone morphogenic protein (BMP) or plating and to examine the influence of the different design of… CONTINUE READING
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