ISASS: Kineflex-L and Charite lumbar discs provide significant clinical improvement in TDR
Five-year follow-up of a prospective, randomized FDA IDE trial comparing two lumbar total disc replacements: clinical outcome and serum ion level analysis for a metal-on-metal device
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394 patients undergoing total disc replacement were randomized to receive either the Kineflex-L or Charite artificial lumbar disc in order to determine if there were any differences in outcomes attained by either device. Patients were followed-up for 5 years assessing clinical outcomes, disability, pain, and rate of re-operation or revision surgery. Also, a subsample of patients were analyzed for...
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