Novel bioabsorbable interbody fusion spacer–assisted fusion for correction of spinal deformity Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Object The authors report the cases of 12 patients with medically refractory mechanical low-back pain and intermittent radicular symptoms in whom radiography demonstrated evidence of multilevel lumbosacral degenerative kyphotic and scoliotic deformity and spondylolisthesis. Methods These patients underwent multilevel posterior lumbar interbody fusion in which Macropore bioabsorbable spacers were placed. Each patient underwent at least 1 year of clinical and radiographic follow up. Conclusions This series illustrates the novel use of bioabsorbable interbody spacers and fusion technique for correction of spinal deformity due to advanced degenerative kyphoscoliosis and spondylolisthesis.

publication date

  • January 2003