Quantitative in vivo fusion assessment by 18F-fluoride PET/CT following en bloc spondylectomy

@article{Pumberger2015QuantitativeIV,
  title={Quantitative in vivo fusion assessment by 18F-fluoride PET/CT following en bloc spondylectomy},
  author={Matthias Pumberger and Vikas Prasad and Claudia Druschel and Alexander Carl Disch and Winfried Brenner and Klaus Dieter Schaser},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={25},
  pages={836-842}
}
The purpose of this retrospective analyses was to evaluate the bone viability in the ventral column of the spine following large segmental defect reconstructions. Osseous integration of implants following spinal fusion procedures is an essential precondition to provide adequate mechanical strength to any applied forces and subsequently satisfying patient… CONTINUE READING