Posterolateral spinal fusion with OssGro® granules
A 45 year old male suffering from back pain and unusual leg cramps was diagnosed with degenerative spinal stenosis. Non-surgical treatments did not produce long term pain relief.
Diagnosis and treatment
The surgeon performed a posterolateral fusion to treat the patient’s condition. OssGro® granules were placed on the lateral side of the vertebrae to promote osteointegration. The graft was secured to the vertebrae (lumbar) with spinal wires and screws.
Post-operative X-rays and CT scans showed a successful fusion of the articular graft with no local complications, inflammation, or infection.
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