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 »

Retrospective Radiographic Review of PEEK and Silicon Nitride Spinal Implants in the Same Patient

Author(s): Nabil L. Muhanna, M.D.

A 66-year-old female patient underwent two separate spinal surgeries, the first using two PEEK spinal implants and the second, three years later, using a ceramic silicon nitride implant. This review compares the two materials postoperatively. Read More »

Single-level ACDF Using Silicon Nitride Interbody

Author(s): Graham Calvert, M.D.

43-year-old male underwent a single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) using a silicon nitride implant at C6-7. Excellent clinical results, with fusion at 6 months postoperative. Read More »

Two-level ACDF Using Silicon Nitride Implants in a Case of Quickly Progressing Loss of Deltoid Strength

Author(s): Graham Calvert, M.D.

A 77-year-old male with radiating neck pain and a severely weak shoulder, underwent two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) using silicon nitride implants. Patient experienced complete pain resolution and steadily improved shoulder strength, with fusion at 6 months postoperatively. Read More »

Two-level ACDF Using Silicon Nitride Implants in a Case of Severe Neck and Arm Pain

Author(s): Graham Calvert, M.D.

A 50-year-old female with unbearable neck and arm pain, accompanied by right triceps weakness, underwent two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) using silicon nitride implants at C5-6 and C6-7. Patient experienced fusion and full resolution of symptoms with return to normal activity. Read More »

Multi-level Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion Using Ceramic Silicon Nitride

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

A 65-year-old, female patient with a 20 year history of narcotic pain management after L4-5 lumbar interbody fusion, underwent a two-level oblique lumbar interbody fusion procedure at L2-3 and L3-4 using silicon nitride implants. Rapid fusion and correction of spondylolisthesis were achieved, in addition to excellent clinical outcomes and dramatic reduction in long-term narcotic usage. Read More »

Multi-level Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Using Ceramic Silicon Nitride & Allograft Bone in a Single Patient

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

A 38-year-old, female patient with prior L5-S1 posterior interbody lumbar fusion using allograft bone, underwent follow-up surgeries using silicon nitride implants (ValeoTM PL and Valeo IITM PL). Excellent fusion and clinical outcomes were achieved. Read More »

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 »

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