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Lumbar Spinal Fusion System

2014-07-23 21:20:12 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Biomet Lumbar Spinal Fusion System in patients undergoing lumbar fusion surgery.

Description

All subjects enrolled in this study will receive the The Biomet Osteobiologic Treatment System which is comprised of the SpF® Spine Fusion Stimulator and any or all of the following can be utilized in the study: any Pedicle Screw System, a Biomet Biologic Agent and an Interbody Spacer

Study Design

Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Degenerative Disc Disease

Location

Union Hospital Neurosurgical
Terre Haute
Indiana
United States
47807

Status

Recruiting

Source

Biomet, Inc.

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:20:12-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Degenerative changes in the INTERVERTEBRAL DISC due to aging or structural damage, especially to the vertebral end-plates.

The dissolving of the NUCLEUS PULPOSUS, the semi-gelatinous tissue of a displaced INTERVERTEBRAL DISC. It is usually achieved by the direct injection of a proteolytic enzyme, especially CHYMOPAPAIN, into the herniated disc.

Fibrocartilage inner core of the intervertebral disc. Prolapsed or bulged nucleus pulposus leads to INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DISPLACEMENT while proliferation of cells in the nucleus pulposus is associated with INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DEGENERATION.

An INTERVERTEBRAL DISC in which the NUCLEUS PULPOSUS has protruded through surrounding ANNULUS FIBROSUS. This occurs most frequently in the lower lumbar region.

The replacement of intervertebral discs in the spinal column with artificial devices. The procedure is done in the lumbar or cervical spine to relieve severe pain resulting from INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DEGENERATION.

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