Live Video Consultation
19 Harley St, London, W1G 9QJ, UK

Biomechanical differences of Coflex-F and pedicle screw fixation combined with TLIF or ALIF–a finite element study

Lumbar interbody fusion is a common procedure for treating lower back pain related to degenerative disc diseases. The Coflex-F is a recently developed interspinous spacer, the makers of which claim that it can provide stabilisation similar to pedicle screw fixation. Therefore, this study compares the biomechanical behaviour of the Coflex-F device and pedicle screw fixation with transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) or anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) surgeries by using finite element analysis. The results show that the Coflex-F device combined with ALIF surgery can provide stability similar to the pedicle screw fixation combined with TLIF or ALIF surgery. Also, the posterior instrumentations (Coflex-F and pedicle screw fixation) combined with TLIF surgery had lower stability than when combined with ALIF surgery

Keywords : analysis,Back Pain,Biomechanical Phenomena,Bone Screws,Finite Element Analysis,Humans,instrumentation,Low Back Pain,Lumbar Vertebrae,Models,Anatomic,Pain,Spinal Fusion,surgery,, Differences,Coflexf,Pedicle, lower back massage near me

Date of Publication : 2011 Nov

Authors : Lo CC;Tsai KJ;Zhong ZC;Chen SH;Hung C;

Organisation : Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Journal of Publication : Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21416412

The London Spine Unit : Harley Street UK. Specialists in Cutting Edge Technologies for Spinal Surgery

Make an Appointment 

Trustpilot Reviews
Doctify Reviews
Top Doctor Reviews

Biomechanical differences of Coflex-F and pedicle screw fixation combined with TLIF or ALIF - a finite element study | Renal colic meaning

What our patients say ...

Consultant Spine Surgeon
Consultant Spine Surgeon
Consultant Spine Surgeon

This surgical technique consists of a percutaneous approach for the treatment of small to medium size hernias of the intervertebral disc by laser energy. The main objective is to reduce the intradiscal pressure in the nucleus pulposus

Laser Disc Surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic as a day case at our centre on the prestigious Harley Street.
What is London spine unit and How it Works

The London Spine Unit was established in 2005 and has successfully treated over 5000 patients. All conditions are treated.

treatment of all spinal disorders

The London Spine Unit specialises in Minimally Invasive Treatments allowing rapid recovery and return to normal function

Trusted by patients worldwide

The London Spine Unit provides the highest quality care to all patients and has VIP services for those seeking exceptional services

If you have any emergency Doctor’s need, simply call our 24 hour emergency

Your personal case manager will ensure that you receive the best possible care.

Call Now 

+44 844 589 2020
+44 203 973 8810