Comparison of Stabilization and Fusion Methods with Xenograft Plate Screws After Anterior Lumbar Corpectomy in Dogs

Calisir B., Ulutas M., Boyaci S., Aksoy K.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.27, no.6, pp.975-990, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.17361-16.1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.975-990
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


AIM: Fusion development is the primary goal in spinal surgeries that are conducted for the treatment of vertebral body pathologies such as trauma, tumor and infection. Stabilization using metal plate screws together either with an autograft, allograft or xenograft is used. We evaluated fusion development in stabilizations that were carried out with xenograft (XG) with XG plate-screw (XPS) and XG with metal plate-screw (MPS) systems in dogs' lumbar vertebrae (L5-7 segment) in terms of radiological, biomechanical and histopathological aspects.