The Effects of Design and Positioning of Carbon Fiber Lumbar Interbody Cages and Their Subsidence in Vertebral Bodies

Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques, 04/04/2012

Cage design and position do not significantly affect failure of the construct or stiffness in compression across the endplate. Bone mineral density significantly affects both failure forces and stiffness but is not dependent on the positioning or design of the cage.

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