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Semi-Rigid Posterior Fixation: PEEK Rod Design, Rationale and Use

    • Reference:
    • Lanman, T. "Semi-Rigid Posterior Fixation: PEEK Rod Design, Rationale and Use." Transactions of the First International PEEK Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, April 15-16, 2013.
    • Keywords:
    • Semi-rigid fixation, PEEK Rods
    • Permissions:
    • This presentation is available with the permission of Dr. Lanman.

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Abstract

Rigid fixation devices are prone to many failure modes including screw breakage, rod breakage, and rod slippage. Semi-rigid PEEK rods are an attractive alternative--allowing greater range of motion and providing better load sharing to adjacent disks.