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Arthrodesis of the Spine with Bone Allografts

  • Theodore Malinin
  • M. D. Brown

Abstract

Arthrodesis of the spine is performed to stabilize the spinal column. The spinal column becomes unstable when it can no longer maintain normal anatomic alignment of adjacent vertebrae with their neural arches, intervertebral discs, facet joints and ligaments. Spinal instability results most frequently from severe degenerative disease involving intervertebral discs and posterior elements and it can also be caused by trauma, infections and tumors [13, 30].

Keywords

Bone Graft Intervertebral Disc Interbody Fusion Bone Allograft Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore Malinin
    • 1
  • M. D. Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Tissue Bank, Department of Orthopaedics and RehabilitationUniversity of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical CenterMiamiUSA

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