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54. Jahrestagung der Norddeutschen Orthopädenvereinigung e. V.

Norddeutsche Orthopädenvereinigung

16.06. bis 18.06.2005, Hamburg

A new idea for additional less invasive intersomativ stabilisation in degenerative cases as an alternative to ventral approach

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  • corresponding author K. Röhl - Berufsgenossenschaftliche Kliniken Bergmannstrost, Zentrum für Rückenmarkverletzte und Klinik für Orthopädie, Halle
  • F. Weidt - Halle
  • V. Mall - Halle
  • R. Klauß - HAlle

Norddeutsche Orthopädenvereinigung. 54. Jahrestagung der Norddeutschen Orthopädenvereinigung e.V.. Hamburg, 16.-18.06.2005. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2005. Doc05novEP101

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Published: June 13, 2005

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One of the question we have is the using of the optimesh system comfortable for patient and orthopaedic surgeon and we need some information about the fusion rate in 3 cases: osteoporotic burst fractures, intersomatic fusion in cases of degenerative spondylolisthesis and A-B fractures.

Material & methods

Optimesh is a three dimensional knittered system with a polymeric mesh, designed to contain and reinforce bone graft substituite materials as an osseous implant. The implantation instruments is designed with a diameter of 6 mm allowed through a small portal a implant a large, expandable mesh in a collapse state to improve stability immediately post op. In this cases of treatment we look for the outcome using a VAS scale prae and post op and the kyphosis angle after 3 month.


23 patient was undergoing this new method with filling the optimesh system with autolog material. There are no non-fusion and no infect situation after using optimesh. In using the VAS scale there is a increase from 8,7 (prea) to 4,3 (post) operative.


The optimesh system is a new alternative for the interbody fusion of thoracic and lumbar spine using the advantages of granular materials and improve immediately stability post op.