The London Spine Unit : most advanced spine centre in the worldPublished articleIntervertebral body fusion devices (IBFDs) are commonly used in the treatment of various spinal pathologies. Intra-operative fractures of polyether-ether-ketone (PEEK) implants have been reported in the literature and to the FDA as device-related adverse events. The device and/or implant inserter failures typically occur during device impaction into the disc space and require implant removal and replacement. These additional steps may cause further complications along with increased surgical…Lumbar Disc Replacement Expert. Best Spinal Surgeon UK
Keywords: Impaction; Insertion; Intra-operative fractures; Lumbar intervertebral body fusion device; Spinal cage fracture; Spinal fusion.
The London Spine Unit : most advanced spine centre in the worldRead the original publication: Development of an in vitro test method to simulate intra-operative impaction loading on lumbar intervertebral body fusion devices