J Korean Soc Spine Surg.  2001 Sep;8(3):386-491. 10.4184/jkss.2001.8.3.386.

Future Development of Interbody Fusion Cages

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyung-Hee University, Seoul, Korea. ktkim@khmc.or.kr

Abstract

Interbody fusion using cages are becoming the popular procedure for the spinal fusion. To see the future of cages for interbody fusion, the current authors described history of interbody fusion and cages, biomechanics of cages, and kinds and problems of currently available cages. Based on the review of cages in the past and the present, current authors described requirements of future cages and future of the cages. Spinal fusion including interbody fusion using cages will exist as a major part of spinal surgery in the future. Development of surgical technique, medical engineering, and molecular biology will bring better outcome of interbody fusion.

Keyword

Cage; Interbody fusion
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