Here are seven studies on spine implant surface technology in 2018 so far:
1. An International Journal of Nanomedicine paper compared 3D-printed PEKK structures with conventional PEEK surfaces.
2. A study published in The Spine Journal compared PEEK implants and PEEK implants with plasma-sprayed titanium coating.
3. Spine published a review of the research on spinal implant nanosurface technology.
4. A Spine study assessed the efficacy of combined magnetic fields treatment and nano-hydroxyapatite coating in posterolateral lumbar fusion in 32 rabbits.
5. NuVasive's patented porous-surface PEEK technology enhances osseointegration and interbody implant fusion rates to treat degenerative cervical disc disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Spine and Neurosurgery.
6. Preoperative planning, along with biomodelling and 3D printing, is a viable process for revision lumbar fusion surgery, according to a case study published in European Spine Journal.
7. Patient-specific, 3D-printed implants are safe and effective for atlantoaxial transarticular screw fixation, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience.
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3D-printed implants viable for revision lumbar fusion, study shows – 4 insights