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The role of cage height on the flexibility and load sharing of lumbar spine after lumbar interbody fusion with unilateral and bilateral instrumentation: a biomechanical study

  • Lin Du1,
  • Xiao-jiang Sun1,
  • Tang-jun Zhou1,
  • Yuan-chao Li2,
  • Chen Chen1,
  • Chang-qing Zhao1,
  • Kai Zhang1 and
  • Jie Zhao1Email author
Contributed equally
BMC Musculoskeletal DisordersBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201718:474

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-017-1845-1

Received: 5 May 2017

Accepted: 14 November 2017

Published: 21 November 2017

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Original Submission
5 May 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
4 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lei-Po Chen
13 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jeroen Geurts
29 Jul 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Andrew Thoreson
28 Aug 2017 Author responded Author comments - Lin Du
Resubmission - Version 2
28 Aug 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
11 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jeroen Geurts
28 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Andrew Thoreson
10 Nov 2017 Author responded Author comments - Lin Du
Resubmission - Version 3
10 Nov 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
Publishing
14 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
21 Nov 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12891-017-1845-1

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Shanghai Key Laboratory of Orthopedic Implants, Department of Orthopedics, Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
(2)
School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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