The Triazine Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Disc Prosthesis: Biomechanical and Biological Properties

  • J. Harms
  • H. Böhm
Conference paper

Abstract

Each year, 40000–50000 disc operations are performed in the Federal Republic of Germany; thus, the disc is the part of the vertebral column most strongly exposed to wear. Unsatisfactory results are obtained in about 10% of disc operations necessitating further therapy. Some of the failures are surely due to instability of the motion segment as a result of discectomy. This applies particularly to patients whose operations also involve creation of lesions in the dorsal structures (partial resection of the joint facets).

Keywords

Porosity Polyethylene Rubber Molybdenum Hydroxyapatite 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Harms
    • 1
  • H. Böhm
    • 1
  1. 1.Rehabilitationskrankenhaus Karlsbad-LangensteinbachKarlsbadGermany

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