Relaxation Response of Lumbar Segments Undergoing Disc-Space Distraction: Implications to the Stability of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Implants

Spine, 04/23/2012

The “tightness of fit” that the surgeon notes immediately after interbody device insertion in the disc space degrades in the very early postoperative period, which could compromise the stability of the bone–implant interface.

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