Single-level instrumented posterolateral fusion of lumbar spine with beta-tricalcium phosphate versus autograft: a prospective, randomized study with 3-year follow-up.

@article{Dai2008SinglelevelIP,
  title={Single-level instrumented posterolateral fusion of lumbar spine with beta-tricalcium phosphate versus autograft: a prospective, randomized study with 3-year follow-up.},
  author={Li-yang Dai and Lei-sheng Jiang},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 12},
  pages={1299-304}
}
STUDY DESIGN A prospective, randomized clinical study comparing beta-tricalcium phosphate (beta-TCP) with autograft bone graft with follow-up of 3 years. OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of beta-TCP as a bone graft substitute combined with local autograft obtained from decompression compared with the use of autologous iliac crest bone graft in single-level instrumented posterolateral lumbar fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA A variety of bone graft substitutes have been used in… CONTINUE READING

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