In addition, the TLX 20 degree implant system includes a single, low-profile instrument to position, expand and post-pack the implant with bone graft, improving visualization into the disc space
and surgical workflow.
(iv) Fulfillment of criteria for diagnosing Scheuermann's disease (i.e., vertebral wedging, with involvement of at least 3 adjacent vertebral bodies, anteroposterior elongation of vertebral bodies, endplate irregularity, and disc space
Benvenue said that the Luna 360 is different from other spinal fusion devices, in that it can be expanded after being placed within the disc space
. This mitigates the need to impact a large spacer into the collapsed space, which can damage the vertebral body.
These spacers are implanted in the lumbar disc space
to enable fusion of the adjacent bony surfaces of the vertebrae.
A 3D finite element study published in the August 1 edition of Spine shows that the mobile-core design of the Charite artificial disc, which consists of two metallic endplates and a polyethylene sliding core, reduces facet loading by more than 50% when placed at or near the center of the disc space
, while a fixed-core artificial disc increases facet loading when compared with an intact disc in axial rotation even when placed in an ideal position.
From interfacing customization tools and making Windows XP look better to managing quota, disc space
, and backup, WINDOWS XP COOKBOOK is packed with solutions, outlining common user problems and even including scripts where necessary to fix 'em.
Ten years ago, disc space
was measured in gigabytes; five years ago it was terabytes; today, some IT departments need exabytes and even zettabytes (over 1,000 exabytes or 5 million million bytes) to store and secure medical information.