Current status of bone graft options for anterior interbody fusion of the cervical and lumbar spine.
Neurosurg Rev. 2013 Jun 7;
Authors: Chau AM, Xu LL, Wong JH, Mobbs RJ
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) are common surgical procedures for degenerative disc disease of the cervical and lumbar spine. Over the years, many bone graft options have been developed and investigated aimed at complimenting or substituting autograft bone, the traditional fusion substrate. Here, we summarise the historical context, biological basis and current best evidence for these bone graft options in ACDF and ALIF.
PMID: 23743981 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]