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Hydroxylapatite Graft Materials for Cervical Spine Fusions

  • St. D. Cook
  • Th. S. Whitecloud
  • M. C. Reynolds
  • A. F. Harding
  • A. S. Routman
  • J. F. Kay
  • M. Jarcho

Abstract

Hydroxylapatite (HA) is a ceramic material which holds promise as either a replacement for or a supplement to autogenous bone graft material [1, 4]. Previous studies utilizing this material in various applications have shown excellent biocompatibility [1]. The purpose of this paper is to report on the use of bioresorbable and nonbioresorbable HA ceramic materials evaluated as fusion materials in the cervical spines of dogs.

Keywords

Cervical Spine Original Magnification Of23 Case Adjacent Vertebral Body Basic Fuchsin 
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© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • St. D. Cook
    • 1
  • Th. S. Whitecloud
    • 1
  • M. C. Reynolds
    • 1
  • A. F. Harding
    • 1
  • A. S. Routman
    • 1
  • J. F. Kay
    • 1
  • M. Jarcho
    • 1
  1. 1.New OrleansUSA

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