StabilimaxNZ® versus simulated fusion: evaluation of adjacent-level effects

@article{Panjabi2007StabilimaxNZVS,
  title={StabilimaxNZ® versus simulated fusion: evaluation of adjacent-level effects},
  author={Manohar M. Panjabi and Gweneth Henderson and Yue James and Jens Peter Timm},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={16},
  pages={2159-2165}
}
Rationale behind motion preservation devices is to eliminate the accelerated adjacent-level effects (ALE) associated with spinal fusion. We evaluated multidirectional flexibilities and ALEs of StabilimaxNZ® and simulated fusion applied to a decompressed spine. StabilimaxNZ® was applied at L4–L5 after creating a decompression (laminectomy of L4 plus bilateral medial facetectomy at L4–L5). Multidirectional Flexibility and Hybrid tests were performed on six fresh cadaveric human specimens (T12–S1… CONTINUE READING
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