Radiographic Follow-up of Transforaminal Lumbar Fusion with Silicon Nitride Spacers: A Case Report of Two Patients
Author(s): Youssef JA, Myhre SL, Bal BS J Musculoskelet Disord Treat 2:009
The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of the Amedica – TL fusion device in two patients with a history of posterior lumbar interbody spinal fusion… Read More »
Author(s): B.J. McEntire, B.S. Bal, M.N. Rahaman, J. Chevalier, G. Pezzotti Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 35, Issue 16, December 2015
Advanced bioceramics have played integral roles in treatment modalities for damaged or diseased human joints and osseous defects. This paper reviews the use… Read More »
Author(s): B.S. Bal, M.N. Rahaman Acta Biomater. 2012 Aug;8(8):2889-98. doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2012.04.031. Epub 2012 Apr 26.
Silicon nitride (Si3N4) is a ceramic material developed for industrial applications that demand high strength and fracture resistance under extreme operating conditions… Read More »
Author(s): Rodrigues SP, Paiva JM, De Francesco S, Amaral MI, Oliveira FJ, Silva RF. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2013;24(1):231–9.
Commercial femoral head prostheses (cobalt-chromium alloy, yttria partially stabilized zirconia (Y-PSZ) and alumina) and new silicon nitride ceram… Read More »
Author(s): Taylor RM, Bernero JP, Patel AA, Brodke DS, Khandkar AC. J Bone Jt Surg. 2010;92-Br(Supp I):133.
Si3N4 exhibits a superior combination of properties including strength, toughness, MRI compatibility, and wear resistance. This may allow spinal… Read More »
Author(s): McEntire BJ. Ceramic Industry;Sep2010, Vol. 160 Issue 9, p26
The article offers information on silicon nitride ceramics, the next platform technology in orthopaedic devices industry. It notes how ceramic mat… Read More »
Author(s): Neumann A, Unkel C, Werry C, Herborn CU, Maier HR, Ragoss C, Jahnke K. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Jun;134(6):923-30.
The favorable properties of silicon nitride (Si3N4) ceramics, such as high mean strength level and fracture toughness, suggest biomedical use as a… Read More »