Synthetic porous ceramic compared with autograft in scoliosis surgery. A prospective, randomized study of 341 patients.

@article{Ransford1998SyntheticPC,
  title={Synthetic porous ceramic compared with autograft in scoliosis surgery. A prospective, randomized study of 341 patients.},
  author={Andrew O Ransford and Tim Morley and Mark A. Edgar and Peter Webb and Norbert Passuti and Daniel H. Chopin and C. Morin and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Michel and Christophe Garin and D Pries},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1998},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={747}
}
We have evaluated the use of a synthetic porous ceramic (Triosite) as a substitute for bone graft in posterior spinal fusion for idiopathic scoliosis. In a prospective, randomised study 341 patients at five hospitals in the UK and France were randomly allocated either to autograft from the iliac crest or rib segments (171) or to receive Triosite blocks (170). All patients were assessed after operation and at 3, 6, 12 and 18 months. The two groups were similar with regard to all demographic and… CONTINUE READING