Insertion-related endplate injury has an effect on the expulsion risk of anterior lumbar interbody fusion devices

Dec 10, 2021 | Axis news, Medical

SpineServ (Ulm, Germany) has led a first in a series of biomechanical tests comparing  the modular concept of The Axis-ALIF to  the established 1-piece cage designs.

Under the auspice of Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Wilke, one of the world’s leading experts in spine biomechanics, the resistance to implant expulsion was compared between a modular cage and a 1-piece cage.

The hypothesis being that due to its modular insertion technique, the Axis-ALIF cage would cause less structural damage to the endplates upon insertion, and as such see an increased push-out resistance when compared to 1-piece cages.

The study results are in the process of submission for publication in a peer-reviewed medical journal.