Does tissue engineering show any potential for use in spine surgery?
A recent study of 200 subjects undergoing single level lumbar fusion demonstrated that those using and engineered tissue called polyglactin-poly-p-dioxanone fleece healed three to six months sooner than those not using engineered tissue.
M. Putzier, et al. Periosteal cells compared with autologous cancellous bone in lumbar segmental fusion. Journal of Neurosurgery:Spine June 2008. Volume 8, Number 6. Pp. 536-543.
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