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BACKGROUND Several studies suggest fusion rates are higher with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures if supplemented with a plate. However, plates may be associated with higher postoperative morbidity and higher rates of dysphagia. This led to the development of a cervical stand-alone cage with integrated fixation for zero-profile segmental(More)
Study Design Narrative review. Objective To elucidate the current concepts in diagnosis and treatment of traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis. Methods Literature review using PubMed, Google Scholar, and Cochrane databases. Results The traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis accounts to 5% of all cervical spine injuries and is defined by a bilateral(More)
INTRODUCTION Osteoblastoma is a rare, benign bone tumor that accounts for approximately 1% of all primary bone tumors and 5% of spinal tumors, mostly arising within the posterior elements of the spine within the second and third decades of life. Nonspecific initial symptoms mainly neck or back pain and stiffness of the spine remain often undiagnosed and the(More)
The purpose of this prospective mono-centric case series study is to investigate the mid-term (minimum follow-up 24 months) safety and efficacy using a new "zero-profile" stand-alone cage with integrated angle-stable fixation in single- and multilevel anterior cervical fusions. 53 consecutive patients with radiculopathy/myelopathy at one to three levels(More)