A prospective randomized controlled trial of anterior compared with posterior stabilization for unilateral facet injuries of the cervical spine.

@article{Kwon2007APR,
  title={A prospective randomized controlled trial of anterior compared with posterior stabilization for unilateral facet injuries of the cervical spine.},
  author={Brian K Kwon and Charles G Fisher and Michael C. Boyd and John W. Cobb and Hilary Jebson and Vanessa K Noonan and Peter A. C. Wing and Marcel F. Dvorak},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={1-12}
}
OBJECT Unilateral facet injuries can be treated with either anterior or posterior fixation techniques with reportedly good outcomes. The two approaches have not been directly compared, however, and consensus is lacking as to which is the optimal method. The primary objective of this study was to determine whether acute postoperative morbidity differed between anteriorly and posteriorly treated patients with unilateral facet injuries. METHODS Forty-two patients were prospectively randomized to… CONTINUE READING

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