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New Study Reveals that PEEK Polymer Spinal Cage Is Superior to Titanium in Surgical Treatment of Multilevel Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
Date:6/24/2013

olymer. “Although fusion was observed in all patients of two groups at the final follow-up, the Titanium group demonstrated significantly inferior clinical outcomes compared to the PEEK group. More loss of the Cobb angles, measurement of spine curvature, and the intervertebral height was observed in the titanium group, resulting in the radiological parameters in the titanium group becoming inferior to the PEEK group at the final follow-up. Cage subsidence rates were 34.5 % in the titanium and 5.4 % in the PEEK group. The higher modulus of the titanium material properties, is the likely cause of this.” The research team comments on the results of the study.

About Changzheng Hospital
Established in 1900, Shanghai Changzheng hospital is a comprehensive Three A hospital in Shanghai, which combines medical, educational and scientific research functions.

The number of spinal procedures carried out at the hospital is increasingly growing, the cervical procedures broke through 25,000 cases, among which, the highly difficult occipital cervical procedures exceed 3000 cases. The hospital builds up its specialities in the treatment of cervical spondylopathy, lumbar degenerative disc disease, upper cervical disease, spinal trauma, spinal minimally invasive surgery, etc., this positions the Shanghai Changzheng hospital as the leading hospital in this field.

Shanghai Changzheng hospital is strong in both expertise and hardware facilities, it has been awarded as the advanced hospital in China on a number of occasions and has cultivated a vast number of excellent medical experts for the nation.

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