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Kim, Han, and Hwang: Effect of Buttress Graft in Anterior Fusion for Spinal Tuberculosis


Long term follow-up study was done on 38 cases of anterior fusion for spinal tuberculosis especially about effect of buttress graft. The average follow-up period was 16 months. 14 cases of effective buttress group were appeared' to achieve more rapid bony union and prevent further kyphosis or lateral wedging of the involved vertebral body than inadequate buttress group of 7 cases.

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