What is it about?

Cage design and material properties play a crucial role in the long-term results, since interbody fusions using intervertebralcageshavebecomeoneofthebasicproceduresinspinalsurgery.OuraimistodesignanovelApatite-Wollastonite interbody fusion cage and evaluate its biomechanical behavior in silico in a segmental spinal model.

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The research questions that this study seeks to answer are as follows: (1) Can we produce an A/W bioceramic composite interbody fusion cage that is sufficiently robust to withstand various physiologic loading levels? (2)Dodifferent cage geometries have a distinct effect on mechanical behavior.

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This page is a summary of: Biomechanical Evaluation of a Novel Apatite-Wollastonite Ceramic Cage Design for Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Finite Element Model Study, BioMed Research International, January 2018, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 10.1155/2018/4152543.
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