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Nubac Disc Arthroplasty: Preclinical Studies and Preliminary Safety and Efficacy Evaluations

Qi-Bin Bao, PhD,1 Matthew Songer, MD,1 Luis Pimenta, MD, PhD,2 Dieter Werner, MD,3 Alejandro Reyes-Sanchez, MD,4 Massimo Balsano, MD,5 Umberto Agrillo, MD,6 Domagoj Coric, MD,7 Kenneth Davenport, MD,8 Hansen Yuan, MD9

1Pioneer Surgical Technology, Marquette, Mich. 2Santa Rita Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil 3Arkade Privatklinik Niederschmalkalden, Breitungen, Germany 4Instituto De Ortopedia, Mexico City, Mexico 5UO Ortopedia Traumatologia, Thiene, Italy 6Ospedale Sandro Pertini, Rome, Italy 7Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Association, Charlotte, NC 8Orthopedic Surgery Association of Marquette, Marquette, Mich. 9SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

Kineflex (Centurion) Lumbar Disc Prosthesis: Insertion Technique and 2-Year Clinical Results in 100 Patients

Ulrich R. Hähnle, MD, FCS (Ortho),1,2 Ian R. Weinberg, MD, FCS (Neuro),2 Karen Sliwa, MD, PhD,3 Barry MBE Sweet, MD, PhD,1 Malan de Villiers, PhD4

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 2Linksfield Park Clinic, Johannesburg 3Department of Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 4Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Potchefstrom, Potchefstrom, South Africa; Southern Medical, Wapadrand, South Africa

Complications of Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement Compared to Fusion: Results From the Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter US Food and Drug Administration Investigational Device Exemption Study of the Charité Artificial Disc

Richard T. Holt, MD,1 Mohammed E. Majd, MD,1 Jorge E. Isaza, MD,2 Scott L. Blumenthal, MD,3 Paul C. McAfee, MD,4 Richard D. Guyer, MD,3 Stephen H. Hochschuler, MD,3 Fred H. Geisler, MD, PhD,5 Rolando Garcia Jr, MD, MPH,6 John J. Regan, MD7

1The Spine Surgery PSC, Louisville, Ky 2The Louisiana Orthopedic Institute, Baton Rouge, La 3The Texas Back Institute, Plano, Tx 4The Spine and Scoliosis Center, St Joseph's Hospital, Towson, Md 5The Illinois Neuro-Spine Center at Rush-Copley Medical Center, Aurora 6Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Aventura, Fl 7The West Coast Spine Institute, Beverly Hills, Calif

Anatomic Facet Replacement System (AFRS) Restoration of Lumbar Segment Mechanics to Intact: A Finite Element Study and In Vitro Cadaver Investigation

Vijay Goel, PhD,1 Ankit Mehta, BS,1 Jayant Jangra, BS,1 Ahmed Faizan, BS,1 Ali Kiapour, MS,1 Robert Hoy, MEng,2 Andrew Fuath, PhD2

1Engineering Center for Orthopaedic Research Excellence, Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, University of Toledo, Ohio 2Facet Solutions Inc. Logan, Utah

Finite Element Study of Matched Paired Posterior Disc Implant and Dynamic Stabilizer (360° Motion Preservation System)

Vijay Goel, PhD,1 Ali Kiapour, MS,1 Ahmed Faizan, BS,1 Manoj Krishna, FRCS, MCh(Orth),2 Tai Friesem, MD2

1Engineering Center for Orthopaedic Research Excellence (E-CORE), Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio 2University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

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