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Similar fusion success with PEEK cage with and without titanium coating in TLIF


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion using polyetheretherketone oblique cages with and without a titanium coating: a randomised clinical pilot study

Bone Joint J. 2017 Oct;99-B(10):1366-1372

Contributing Authors: M Arabmotlagh M Rauschmann M Rickert C Fleege T Tarhan S Schreiner MR Makowski

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Synopsis

40 patients scheduled for one- or two-level transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) were randomized to have the procedures completed using a polyetheretherketone cage with or without a titanium spray coating (TiPEEK and PEEK groups). Patients were assessed for clinical outcomes on the Oswestry Disability Index, back and leg pain on a visual analog scale, and Euro-QoL 5-dimensions (EQ-5D) que...

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