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 »