Z Orthop Unfall
DOI: 10.1055/a-1017-3968
Review/Übersicht
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Implants for Vertebral Body Replacement – Which Systems are Available and Have Become Established

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Adnan Kasapovic
1  Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, University Hospital Bonn
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Rahel Bornemann
1  Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, University Hospital Bonn
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Robert Pflugmacher
1  Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, University Hospital Bonn
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Yorck Rommelspacher
2  Orthopaedics and Spinal Surgery, Augustinerinnen Hospital, Cologne
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Publication Date:
31 October 2019 (online)

Abstract

Since the first vertebral body replacement operations over 50 years ago until now, there were developed numerous methods and implants. Vertebral body replacement after corpectomy nowadays is a standard procedure in spinal surgery. At the beginning mainly bone grafts were used. Due to continuous development, PMMA and titanium implants were developed. Nowadays various expandable and non-expandable implants are available. Numerous implants can still be justified. The question arises which methods and systems are on the market and which ones have proven themselves? This article describes and compares the advantages and disadvantages of each implant type.