bone graft delivery

A Novel Tool for Delivery of Bone Graft to the Disk Space

Bone graft delivery to the intervertebral disk space is a critical step in achieving a spinal fusion. This published manuscript describes a novel tool for efficiently transporting bone graft to disk space.

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INTRODUCTION
A variety of instrumentation techniques are available to assist with lumbar interbody stabilization. These include different approaches for placing fusion cages (oblique, lateral, anterior, or posterior), using stackable cages, expandable cages, and the application of cage coatings. Although this is a limited inventory, these available inventive strategies do not assist the surgeon with the most vexing problem of interbody fusion: delivery of bone graft (BG) or BG extenders (collectively, BG) to the interbody space.