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STUDY DESIGN A prospective radiographic study of cervical spine with congenital monosegment fusion. PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of cervical synostosis on adjacent segments and the vertebral morphology. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE There are numerous clinical studies of adjacent segment disease (ASD) after monosegment surgical fusion. However, there was no(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cervical spine radiograms of 460 Jeju islanders. PURPOSE To investigate the age-matched incidences and severity of the cervical disc degeneration and associated pathologic findings. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE Several related studies on the incidences of disc and Luschka's and facet joint degeneration have provided some basic data for(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the preoperative nutritional status of patients with various disorders and to provide data for pre- and postoperative patient management plans, particularly in the elderly. There is no published information on age-matched and disease-matched preoperative nutritional/immunologic status for orthopedic patients, especially in the elderly,(More)
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