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Interbody cervical fusion cage

Savvas L Spanos, Ioannis D Siasios, Vassilios G Dimopoulos, Konstantinos N Paterakis, Dimos S Mastrogiannis, Theofanis P Giannis, Aggeliki A Fotiadou, John Pollina, Kostas N Fountas
Background: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with a polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cage is considered as the gold standard for patients with cervical disc disease. However, there are limited in vivo data on the impact of ACDF on the cervical kinematics and its association with patient-reported clinical outcomes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of altered cervical sagittal alignment (cervical lordosis) and sagittal range of motion (ROM) on patients' self-reported pain and functional disability, after ACDF with a PEEK cage...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Pasquale Donnarumma, Vincenzo Bozzini, Gaetano Rizzi, Arturo Berardi, Gaetano Merlicco
Study Design: This was a retrospective cohort study. Objective: To report our 10-year experience of closed reduction using Crutchfield traction followed by anterior cervical discectomy and fusion within 12 h from injury for C-type subaxial cervical fractures (according to the AOSpine classification system). Methods: Clinical records and neuroimaging were retrospectively reviewed. Surgical details were provided. Results: A total of 22 patients were included in the study...
October 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
Joseph F Baker, Jaime Gomez, Kartik Shenoy, Sarah Kim, Afshin Razi, Yong Kim
Background: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) may be performed using an interbody cage or graft with an anterior plate or with a stand-alone (SA) interbody device without the anterior plate. The pros and cons of each vary. This study examined the radiographic outcome of the two techniques with a focus on implant subsidence. Methods: A retrospective review of cases of singe level ACDF by a single surgeon was undertaken. Medical and radiographic records were reviewed to determine subsidence, pre- and post-operative segmental and total lordosis in cohorts of both stand-alone and graft-and-plate constructs...
December 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
F Brennan Torstrick, David L Safranski, J Kenneth Burkus, James L Chappuis, Christopher S D Lee, Robert E Guldberg, Ken Gall, Kathryn E Smith
Interbody fusion cages are routinely implanted during spinal fusion procedures to facilitate arthrodesis of a degenerated or unstable vertebral segment. Current cages are most commonly made from polyether-ether-ketone (PEEK) due to its favorable mechanical properties and imaging characteristics. However, the smooth surface of current PEEK cages may limit implant osseointegration and may inhibit successful fusion. We present the development and clinical application of the first commercially available porous PEEK fusion cage (COHERE® , Vertera, Inc...
September 2017: Techniques in Orthopaedics: TIO
Sam Yeol Kim, Seung Hwan Yoon, Dokeun Kim, Chang Hyun Oh, Seyang Oh
Objective: The authors prospectively analyzed the effect of one-level or two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), comparing stand-alone cages and cage-with-plate fixation constructs with respect to clinical outcomes and radiologic changes. Methods: A total of 84 patients who underwent one-level (n=52) or two-level ACDF (n=32) for cervical disc disease and who completed 2 years of follow-up were included in this study. The patients were divided by cervical level and grouped into ACDF-Cage-only and ACDF-Cage-with-plate groups...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Shin Won Kwon, Chi Heon Kim, Chun Kee Chung, Tae Hyun Park, Su Heon Woo, Sung-Jae Lee, Seung Heon Yang
Objective: In addition to bone bridging inside a cage or graft (intragraft bone bridging, InGBB), extragraft bone bridging (ExGBB) is commonly observed after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with a stand-alone cage. However, solid bony fusion without the formation of ExGBB might be a desirable condition. We hypothesized that an insufficient contact area for InGBB might be a causative factor for ExGBB. The objective was to determine the minimal area of InGBB by finite element analysis...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Ehsan Tabaraee, Junyoung Ahn, Daniel D Bohl, Michael J Collins, Dustin H Massel, Khaled Aboushaala, Kern Singh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis of a prospectively maintained registry. OBJECTIVE: To compare the surgical outcomes, narcotic utilization, and costs between a stand-alone (SA) cage and anterior plating (AP) with an interbody device for 1-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF with a SA cage has gained popularity as a potential alternative to anterior cervical plating. Few studies have compared the surgical outcomes, narcotic utilization, and costs of ACDF utilizing a SA cage versus AP with an interbody device...
November 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
Lu Cao, Qian Chen, Li-Bo Jiang, Xiao-Fan Yin, Chong Bian, Hui-Ren Wang, Yi-Qun Ma, Xiang-Qian Li, Xi-Lei Li, Jian Dong
STUDY DESIGN: This is an experimental animal study. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare an anterior cervical discectomy and interbody fusion of a novel polylactide/nano-sized β-tricalcium phosphate (PLA/nβ-TCP) bioabsorbable self-retaining cervical fusion cage (BCFC) with an autologous bone graft and polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages. BACKGROUND: Although PLA cervical cages have potential advantages compared with traditional materials, they are not currently routinely used in spine surgery because of undesirable effects such as the lack of osteoconductivity and osteolysis around the implant...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Parmenion P Tsitsopoulos, Leonard I Voronov, Michael R Zindrick, Gerard Carandang, Robert M Havey, Alexander J Ghanayem, Avinash G Patwardhan
OBJECTIVE: To test the following hypotheses: (i) anterior cervical discetomy and fusion (ACDF) using stand-alone interbody spacers will significantly reduce the range of motion from intact spine; and (ii) the use of a static or a rotational-dynamic plate will significantly augment the stability of stand-alone interbody spacers, with similar beneficial effect when compared to each other. METHODS: Eleven human cadaveric subaxial cervical spines (age: 48.2 ± 5.4 years) were tested under the following sequence: (i) intact spine; (ii) ACDF at C4 -C5 using a stand-alone interbody spacer; (iii) ACDF at C5 -C6 and insertion of an interbody spacer (two-level construct); and (iv) randomized placement of either a two-level locking static plate or a rotational-dynamic plate...
August 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
Shayan Abdollah Zadegan, Aidin Abedi, Seyed Behnam Jazayeri, Hirbod Nasiri Bonaki, Alexander R Vaccaro, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
STUDY DESIGN: Narrative review. OBJECTIVES: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a reliable procedure, commonly used for cervical degenerative disc disease. For interbody fusions, autograft was the gold standard for decades; however, limited availability and donor site morbidities have led to a constant search for new materials. Clinically, it has been shown that calcium phosphate ceramics, including hydroxyapatite (HA) and tricalcium phosphate (TCP), are effective as osteoconductive materials and bone grafts...
June 2017: Global Spine Journal
Kunihiko Hosoi, Hitoshi Tonomura, Ryota Takatori, Masateru Nagae, Yasuo Mikami, Toru Osawa, Yuji Arai, Hiroyoshi Fujiwara, Toshikazu Kubo
Favorable bone fusion and clinical results have been reported for anterior cervical fusion (ACF) using titanium interbody cage (TIC). This method might induce postoperative subsidence and local kyphosis, but the relationship between radiological changes and preoperative local alignment is not known. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the impact of preoperative local alignment on the clinical and radiological outcomes of ACF using TIC.The study enrolled 36 patients (mean age 49.8 years) who underwent single-level ACF using TIC for cervical degenerative diseases...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Scott Seaman, Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Mohamad Bydon, James C Torner, Patrick W Hitchon
Spinal interbody fusion is a standard and accepted method for spinal fusion. Interbody fusion devices include titanium (Ti) and polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages with distinct biomechanical properties. Titanium and PEEK cages have been evaluated in the cervical and lumbar spine, with conflicting results in bony fusion and subsidence. Using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, we reviewed the available literature evaluating Ti and PEEK cages to assess subsidence and fusion rates...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Christoph Mehren, Franziska Heider, Christoph J Siepe, Bernhard Zillner, Ralph Kothe, Andreas Korge, H Michael Mayer
PURPOSE: Previous studies have demonstrated that total cervical disc replacement (cTDR) represents a viable treatment alternative to the 'gold standard' anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for the treatment of well-defined cervical pathologies at short- and mid-term follow-up (FU). However, the implementation and acceptance of a non-fusion philosophy is closely associated with its avoidance of adjacent segment degeneration. Proof of the functional sustainability and clinical improvement of symptoms at long-term FU is still pending...
July 4, 2017: European Spine Journal
Rui Feng, Joshua Loewenstern, John Caridi
BACKGROUND: Cervical stand-alone interbody cages have seen increasingly wider use over the plate-and-screw construct in single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in the treatment of cervical disc herniation and degenerative spondylotic conditions. Despite positive clinical outcomes, the efficacy and safety of using these devices in contiguous multilevel ACDF has remained controversial. This report discusses a burst fracture seen as a complication in multilevel cervical stand-alone cage use...
September 2017: World Neurosurgery
Savithru Kumar Prakash, Nitin Mukerji, Fredrik Prem Nath
BACKGROUND: The graft site morbidity following iliac crest harvesting is significant. To overcome this, different bone substitutes like coral dowels, solvent dissolved bovine/human bone substitutes, and carbon fiber/titanium cages have been used. This study was undertaken to assess the postoperative radiological fusion rates and symptom relief in patients who had Tutobone used as an interbody spacer compared to autologous bone graft (ABG), cages, surgibone and coral dowels. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational study...
March 6, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Félix Tomé-Bermejo, Julián A Morales-Valencia, Javier Moreno-Pérez, Juan Marfil-Pérez, Elena Díaz-Dominguez, Angel R Piñera, Luis Alvarez
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, observational study of prospectively collected outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the long-term clinical course of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with interbody fusion cages (ACDF-IFC) with lordotic tantalum implants and to correlate the radiologic findings with the clinical outcomes, with special emphasis on the significance and the influence of implant subsidence. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cage subsidence is the most frequently reported complication after ACDF-IFC...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
Michael N Bucci, Dennis Oh, R Scott Cowan, Reginald J Davis, Robert J Jackson, Dwight S Tyndall, Daniel Nehls
INTRODUCTION: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) has been the gold standard for treating cervical degenerative disc disease (cDDD). The use of anterior plates in ACDF poses an increased risk of complications such as screw or plate dislodgement, soft tissue injury, esophagus perforation, and dysphagia. The ROI-C™ implant system consists of a zero-profile interbody fusion cage with self-locking plates designed for stand-alone fusion without external plates or screws. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this report is to describe the ROI-C™ implant system with VerteBRIDGE™ anchor plates, including indications for use, surgical technique, preclinical testing, and clinical study results...
2017: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
Timothy A Peppers, Dennis E Bullard, Jed S Vanichkachorn, Scott K Stanley, Paul M Arnold, Erik I Waldorff, Rebekah Hahn, Brent L Atkinson, James T Ryaby, Raymond J Linovitz
BACKGROUND: Trinity Evolution® (TE), a viable cellular bone allograft, previously demonstrated high fusion rates and no safety-related concerns after single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures. This prospective multicenter clinical study was performed to assess the radiographic and clinical outcomes of TE in subjects undergoing two-level ACDF procedures. METHODS: In a prospective, multicenter study, 40 subjects that presented with symptomatic cervical degeneration at two adjacent vertebral levels underwent instrumented ACDF using TE autograft substitute in a polyetherethereketone (PEEK) cage...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Chunpeng Ren, Yueming Song, Youdi Xue, Xi Yang, Chunguang Zhou
BACKGROUND: Currently, polylactide is the most popular material used to made bioabsorbable cages but too-quick degradation and osteolysis around the cage have been reported in the literature. This study evaluated the fusion effect, biomechanical stability, and histologic characteristics of a novel bioabsorbable multiamino acid copolymer/nanohydroxyapatite/calcium sulfate (MAACP/n-HA/CS) interbody cage in a goat model of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. METHODS: A total of 24 goats underwent C3/C4 discectomy and fusion with 3 groups of intervertebral implants: MAACP/n-HA/CS cage group (n = 8), titanium cage group (n = 8), and autologous tricortical iliac crest bone group (n = 8)...
July 2017: World Neurosurgery
Mark P Arts, Jasper F C Wolfs, Terry P Corbin
PURPOSE: Anterior cervical discectomy with fusion is a common procedure for treating radicular arm pain. Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) plastic is a frequently used material in cages for interbody fusion. Silicon nitride is a new alternative with desirable bone compatibility and imaging characteristics. The aim of the present study is to compare silicon nitride implants with PEEK cages filled with autograft harvested from osteophytes. METHODS: The study is a prospective, randomized, blinded study of 100 patients with 2 years follow-up...
April 5, 2017: European Spine Journal
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