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Bioactive Fusion Device
Project ID: D2013-82 Background Over 650,000 spine surgeries are performed annually in the United States, with the majority being decompressive laminectomies for spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal housing the spinal cord. It is generally caused by arthritis in the vertebral column and/or bulging of the intervertebral...
Self-expanding inter-vertebral cage
Project ID D2013-73 Background Intervertebral cages are hollow implants used to treat spinal ailments that often emanate from degenerative disc disease. Surgeons can implant the cage using laparoscopy or through a small incision in the back or front of the spine. Expanding intervertebral cages were designed to reduce the size of the implant in minimally...