Preliminary Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) with stand alone PEEK cage and Anterior Plate Construct at the Bangkok Spine Academy

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Tayard Buranakarl, MD
Kanoknard Jaisanuk, MD


OBJECTIVE: To study the preliminary results of 20 patients who underwent Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) and were followed up for more than 6 months at the Bangkok Spine Academy.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Study of the preliminary results and retrospective chart review of collected clinical and radiographic outcomes in 20 patients who underwent ALIF L1-L5 at Bangkok Hospital from April 2011 to April 2013 as a treatment for degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, recurrent disc herniation and failed back surgery syndrome. Treatment involved using a stand-alone polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cage and an anterior plate construct (Synx®, Synthes spine, PA, USA).

RESULTS: Of 22 patients who underwent ALIF surgery between April 2011 and April 2013 two were excluded from this series. The remaining 20 cases were followed up regularly until the fusion was complete.


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Buranakarl T, Jaisanuk K. Preliminary Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) with stand alone PEEK cage and Anterior Plate Construct at the Bangkok Spine Academy. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2014 Feb. 20 [cited 2023 Dec. 2];6(1):1. Available from:
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