Silicate-substituted calcium phosphate as a bone graft substitute in surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

@article{Lerner2012SilicatesubstitutedCP,
  title={Silicate-substituted calcium phosphate as a bone graft substitute in surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis},
  author={Thomas Lerner and Ulf R. Liljenqvist},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={22},
  pages={185-194}
}
The purpose of this prospective clinical study is to evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcomes using a silicate-substituted calcium phosphate (Si-CaP) as a bone graft substitute in surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). In posterior corrective surgery for AIS, harvesting autologous bone from the iliac crest still represents the gold standard to augment the local bone graft though it is comparatively invasive and associated with donor site morbidity. Si-CaP enriched with bone… CONTINUE READING