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Fig. 1 | Patient Safety in Surgery

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From: Does partial coating with titanium improve the radiographic fusion rate of empty PEEK cages in cervical spine surgery? A comparative analysis of clinical data

Fig. 1

Top: Photographs (provided by the manufacturer) of the implant. Left – viewed from the top (notice at the four corners the tips of the tantalum pins for visualization on x-rays); Center – viewed laterally; Right – viewed obliquely to see all three planes. Bottom: An intraoperative photograph of the spacer being implanted into a patient, again illustrating how the base PEEK implant is coated with titanium on the top and bottom surfaces only

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