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International Journal of Biomaterials
Volume 2011, Article ID 109638, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/109638
Research Article

In Vivo and In Vitro Study of a Polylactide-Fiber-Reinforced β-Tricalcium Phosphate Composite Cage in an Ovine Anterior Cervical Intercorporal Fusion Model

1Neurosurgical Unit, Department of Surgery, Turku University Central Hospital, P.O. Box 52, 20521 Turku, Finland
2Institute of Biomedical Technology, University of Tampere, 33014 Tampere, Finland
3Science Center, Tampere University Hospital, P.O. Box 2000, 33521 Tampere, Finland
4Bioretec Ltd., Hermiankatu 22, 33720 Tampere, Finland
5Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, 33014 Tampere, Finland
6Department of Plastic Surgery, Tampere University Hospital, P.O. Box 2000, 33521 Tampere, Finland
7Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 5000, 90014 Oulu, Finland
8Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care, Emergency Care and Pain Medicine, Turku University Central Hospital, P.O. Box 52, 20521 Turku, Finland
9Department of Pathology, Turku University Central Hospital, P.O. Box 52, 20521 Turku, Finland
10Department of Radiology, Turku University Central Hospital, P.O. Box 52, 20521 Turku, Finland
11Department of Eye, Ear, and Oral Diseases, Tampere University Hospital, P.O. Box 2000, 33521 Tampere, Finland
12Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, P.O. Box 692, 33101 Tampere, Finland
13Orthopedic Research Unit, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, University of Turku, Lemminkäisenkatu 2, 20520 Turku, Finland

Received 16 March 2011; Accepted 20 August 2011

Academic Editor: Claudio Migliaresi

Copyright © 2011 Janek Frantzén et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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