Harms titanium mesh cage fracture

Zdenek Klezl, Carlos A. Bagley, Markus J. Bookland, Jean Paul Wolinsky, Zdenek Rezek, Ziya L. Gokaslan

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Abstract

Interbody fusion has become a mainstay of surgical management for lumbar fractures, tumors, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis and deformities. Over the years, it has undergone a number of metamorphoses, as novel instrumentation and approaches have arisen to reduce complications and enhance outcomes. Interbody fusion procedures are common and successful, complications are rare and most often do not involve the interbody device itself. We present here a patient who underwent an anterior L4 corpectomy with Harms cage placement and who later developed a fracture of the lumbar titanium mesh cage (TMC). This report details the presentation and management of this rare complication, as well as discusses the biomechanics underlying this rare instrumentation failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEuropean Spine Journal
Volume16
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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Spondylosis
Spondylolisthesis
Titanium
Biomechanical Phenomena
Equipment and Supplies
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Fracture
  • Lumbar spine
  • Titanium mesh cage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Klezl, Z., Bagley, C. A., Bookland, M. J., Wolinsky, J. P., Rezek, Z., & Gokaslan, Z. L. (2007). Harms titanium mesh cage fracture. European Spine Journal, 16(SUPPL. 3). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00586-007-0377-z

Harms titanium mesh cage fracture. / Klezl, Zdenek; Bagley, Carlos A.; Bookland, Markus J.; Wolinsky, Jean Paul; Rezek, Zdenek; Gokaslan, Ziya L.

In: European Spine Journal, Vol. 16, No. SUPPL. 3, 01.12.2007.

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Klezl, Z, Bagley, CA, Bookland, MJ, Wolinsky, JP, Rezek, Z & Gokaslan, ZL 2007, 'Harms titanium mesh cage fracture', European Spine Journal, vol. 16, no. SUPPL. 3. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00586-007-0377-z
Klezl Z, Bagley CA, Bookland MJ, Wolinsky JP, Rezek Z, Gokaslan ZL. Harms titanium mesh cage fracture. European Spine Journal. 2007 Dec 1;16(SUPPL. 3). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00586-007-0377-z
Klezl, Zdenek ; Bagley, Carlos A. ; Bookland, Markus J. ; Wolinsky, Jean Paul ; Rezek, Zdenek ; Gokaslan, Ziya L. / Harms titanium mesh cage fracture. In: European Spine Journal. 2007 ; Vol. 16, No. SUPPL. 3.
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