Risk of Implant Loosening After Cyclic Loading of Fusionless Growth Modulation Techniques: Nitinol Staples Versus Flexible Tether

@article{Yaszay2017RiskOI,
  title={Risk of Implant Loosening After Cyclic Loading of Fusionless Growth Modulation Techniques: Nitinol Staples Versus Flexible Tether},
  author={Burt Yaszay and Joshua D Doan and Kevin C. Parvaresh and Christine L. Farnsworth},
  journal={SPINE},
  year={2017},
  volume={42},
  pages={443–449}
}
Study Design. Biomechanical evaluation using porcine spines. Objective. Compare the fixation strength of two currently used fusionless adolescent idiopathic scoliosis correction techniques following cyclic loading using porcine spines. Summary of Background Data. The ability of fusionless implants to control or correct scoliosis in a growing patient requires such implants to maintain spinal fixation. Because they cross the disc, motion may weaken fixation over time. Methods. Eight pig spines… 
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