Advances in Spinal Stabilization by L. Dade Lunsford, Brian R. Subach, Gerald E. Rodts

By L. Dade Lunsford, Brian R. Subach, Gerald E. Rodts

Dramatic alterations in spinal stabilization have taken position within the final years and the velocity of switch maintains to speed up. This quantity is a wonderful reflect of the evolution of spinal stabilization. It brings jointly the newest and so much entire stories in minimally-invasive and novel surgical methods and spinal stabilization thoughts. Highlights in new biomaterials together with radiolucent, bioresorbable, and traditional titanium are mentioned via specialists. organic advances together with using bone morphogenetic protein in anterior lumbar interbody fusion in addition to computer-assisted image-guided surgical options are confirmed. The part on instrumentation and method represents the main updated advances in surgical approach and administration of spinal problems. Illustrations incorporated in every one bankruptcy rfile those first-class papers. since it is a needs to for all surgeons acting spinal surgical procedure to maintain up to date during this fast paced box this booklet is quintessential.

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The technique involves the coating of gold particles with plasmid DNA, which are subsequently bombarded into the tissue of interest [61]. Under optimal conditions, the gene gun can be utilized to transduce 10–20% of the cells at the treatment site. 5 mm [62]. In addition, low levels of gene expression are generally achieved, which is problematic for BMP gene therapy, where relatively high levels of local BMP expression are required for tissue induction. Liposomes. Liposomes are commonly used to deliver DNA to cells in vitro [63].

In addition, only short-term gene expression has been achieved. The utilization of this approach for the delivery of osteogenic genes has yet to be defined. Gene Gun. Another interesting technology which is currently under investigation for transducing cells with foreign DNA is the gene gun. The technique involves the coating of gold particles with plasmid DNA, which are subsequently bombarded into the tissue of interest [61]. Under optimal conditions, the gene gun can be utilized to transduce 10–20% of the cells at the treatment site.

Spine 2000;25: 376–381. Bone Substitutes 37 dramroo 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Subach BR, Haid RW, Rodts GE, Kaiser MG: Bone morphogenetic protein in spinal fusion: Overview and clinical update. Neurosurg Focus 2001;10/4:1–6. Sanders EJ, Parker E: Ablation of axial structures activates apoptotic pathways in somite cells of the chick embryo. Anat Embryol 2001;204:389–398. Miller AF, Harvey SA, Thies RS, Olson MS: Bone morphogenetic protein-9. An autocrine/ paracrine cytokine in the liver. J Biol Chem 2000;275:17937–17945.

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