Reduction of intradiscal pressure by the use of polycarbonate-urethane rods as compared to titanium rods in posterior thoracolumbar spinal fixation

Reduction of intradiscal pressure by the use of polycarbonate-urethane rods as compared to... J Mater Sci: Mater Med (2017) 28:148 DOI 10.1007/s10856-017-5953-0 CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF BIOMATERIALS Original Research Reduction of intradiscal pressure by the use of polycarbonate- urethane rods as compared to titanium rods in posterior thoracolumbar spinal fixation 1 1 1 1 ● ● ● ● Eva Jacobs Alex K. Roth Jacobus J. Arts Lodewijk W. van Rhijn Paul C. Willems Received: 30 November 2016 / Accepted: 1 August 2017 / Published online: 21 August 2017 © The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract Loss of sagittal alignment and balance in adult controls. The peak IDP for the spines instrumented with the spinal deformity can cause severe pain, disability and pro- PCU rods was significantly lower in comparison to the gressive neurological deficit. When conservative treatment titanium instrumentation group. These results demonstrated has failed, spinal fusion using rigid instrumentation is cur- the differences in mechanical load transfer characteristics rently the salvage treatment to stop further curve progres- between PCU and titanium rod constructs when subjected to sion. However, fusion surgery is associated with high flexion-compression loading. The concept of stabilization revision rates due to instrumentation failure and proximal with a less rigid rod may be an alternative http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine Springer Journals

Reduction of intradiscal pressure by the use of polycarbonate-urethane rods as compared to titanium rods in posterior thoracolumbar spinal fixation

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Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by The Author(s)
Subject
Materials Science; Biomaterials; Biomedical Engineering; Regenerative Medicine/Tissue Engineering; Polymer Sciences; Ceramics, Glass, Composites, Natural Materials; Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films
ISSN
0957-4530
eISSN
1573-4838
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10856-017-5953-0
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