Surface Technologies in Spinal Fusion

Jacob J. Enders, Daniel Coughlin, Thomas E. Mroz, Shaleen Vira

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Abstract

Patients with symptomatic instability of the spine may be treated surgically with interbody fusion. Cost and complexity in this procedure arises owing to the implanted materials involved with facilitating fusion such as titanium or polyetheretherketone. Surface modifications have been developed to augment these base materials such as plasma-spraying polyetheretherketone with titanium or coating implants with hydroxyapatite. Although some evidence has been gathered on these novel materials, additional study is needed to establish the true efficacy of surface modifications for interbody fusion devices in improving long-term patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-64
Number of pages8
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes

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Spinal Fusion
Titanium
Technology
Durapatite
Spine
Costs and Cost Analysis
Equipment and Supplies
polyetheretherketone

Keywords

  • Cage
  • Lumbar interbody fusion
  • Modification
  • Surface technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Surface Technologies in Spinal Fusion. / Enders, Jacob J.; Coughlin, Daniel; Mroz, Thomas E.; Vira, Shaleen.

In: Neurosurgery clinics of North America, Vol. 31, No. 1, 01.2020, p. 57-64.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Enders, Jacob J. ; Coughlin, Daniel ; Mroz, Thomas E. ; Vira, Shaleen. / Surface Technologies in Spinal Fusion. In: Neurosurgery clinics of North America. 2020 ; Vol. 31, No. 1. pp. 57-64.
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