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An Assessment of the Strength Characteristics of Button Type Facet Fusion Grafts

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Ferris M. Pfeiffer

Brenoak Labs LLC, Columbia, MO

Dennis L. Abernathie

Brenoak Labs LLC; Columbia Orthopaedic Group, Columbia, MO

Paper No. BioMed2008-38061, pp. 85-86; 2 pages
  • ASME 2008 3rd Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
  • ASME 2008 3rd Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
  • Irvine, California, USA, June 18–20, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4833-7 | eISBN: 0-7918-3823-4
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


Back pain is one of the most widespread sources of chronic pain in the human population. The etiology of back pain is nearly as diverse as the treatment measures used to alleviate the discomfort. However, when conservative options have been exhausted, without achieving adequate relief, the patient and physician often turn to surgical options to eliminate the source of pain.

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Topics: Surgery



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