Treatment of Adjacent Level Disease Using Ceramic Silicon Nitride Implants in a Heavy Smoking, Morbidly Obese Patient

Treatment of Adjacent Level Disease Using Ceramic Silicon Nitride Implants in a Heavy Smoking, Morbidly Obese Patient

Author(s): David M. Jones, M.D.

A 48-year-old, morbidly obese female patient with prior lumbar fusion at L5-S1 was diagnosed with adjacent level degeneration and stenosis. She underwent a posterior spinal interbody fusion (PLIF) at L4-5 using silicon nitride interbody implants. Complete radiographic fusion was achieved at 3 months postoperative, as determined by surgeon through plain radiographic examination. Read More ยป

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