Effects of Ceramic Interspinous Block on Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

  • Haruo Tsuji
  • Norikazu Hirano
  • Hisao Matsui
  • Hiroshi Ohshima
  • Hirokazu Ishihara
  • Yoshiharu Katoh


Anterior interbody fusion (AIF) for degenerative lumbar disk and/or infectious diseases promises the most stable long-term performance for patients. However, this type of surgery necessitates long periods of rest and abstention from work to obtain a sound bony union, and the union failure rate is relatively high. Results of lumbar AIF using autogenous bone grafts have been reported by many authors, but the fusion rate varied from 56% to 94% [1–9].


Lumbar Spine Interbody Fusion Bone Union Lumbar Fusion Lumbar Anterior Interbody Fusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haruo Tsuji
  • Norikazu Hirano
  • Hisao Matsui
  • Hiroshi Ohshima
  • Hirokazu Ishihara
  • Yoshiharu Katoh
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of MedicineToyama Medical and Pharmaceutical UniversityToyamaJapan

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