Radiographic Follow-up of Transforaminal Lumbar Fusion with Silicon Nitride Spacers: A Case Report of Two Patients

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 »

Ceramics and ceramic coatings in orthopaedics

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 »

Orthopedic Applications of Silicon Nitride Ceramics

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 »

Artifact level produced by different femoral head prostheses in CT imaging: diamond coated silicon nitride as total hip replacement material

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 »

Silicon Nitride: A New Material for Spinal Implants

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 »

Silicon Nitride Ceramics: The Future of Orthopaedic Surgery

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 »

Prototype of a silicon nitride ceramic-based miniplate osteofixation system for the midface

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 »

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