The Effect of Zoledronic Acid on the Volume of the Fusion-Mass in Lumbar Spinal Fusion

@inproceedings{Park2013TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Zoledronic Acid on the Volume of the Fusion-Mass in Lumbar Spinal Fusion},
  author={Ye-Soo Park and Hong-Sik Kim and Seung-Wook Baek and Dong-Yi Kong and Jeong-Ah Ryu},
  booktitle={Clinics in orthopedic surgery},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Few studies have explored the effects of bisphosphonates on bony healing in patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery. Most previous studies used animal models and found that bisphosphonate shows negative effects on spinal fusion consolidation. We intended to evaluate the effect of a single-dose of zoledronic acid on the volume of the fusion-mass in lumbar spinal fusion. METHODS A retrospective review was carried out on 44 patients with symptomatic degenerative lumbar spinal… CONTINUE READING
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