Tapered cages in anterior lumbar interbody fusion: biomechanics of segmental reactions.

@article{Moore2006TaperedCI,
  title={Tapered cages in anterior lumbar interbody fusion: biomechanics of segmental reactions.},
  author={Jason H. Moore and Narayan Yoganandan and Frank A. Pintar and Jason Lifshutz and Dennis J. Maiman},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2006},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={
          330-5
        }
}
OBJECT The aim of this study was to determine the in vitro biomechanical responses of lumbar spinal segments after implantation of tapered cages. METHODS Range of motion (ROM)- and stiffness-related data were determined in 10 human cadaveric T12-S1 columns subjected to flexion, extension, and lateral bending modes before and after anterior lumbar interbody fusion in which stand-alone LT-CAGE devices were used. The overall column showed no significant changes in ROM or stiffness. At the… CONTINUE READING
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