A unique device, the disc space-fitted distraction device, for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: early clinical and radiological evaluation.

@article{Tani2010AUD,
  title={A unique device, the disc space-fitted distraction device, for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: early clinical and radiological evaluation.},
  author={Satoshi Tani and Hiroyasu Nagashima and Akira Isoshima and Masahiko Akiyama and Hiroki Ohashi and Satoru Tochigi and Toshiaki Abe},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={342-6}
}
OBJECT To perform interbody distraction and to obtain spinal curvature correction during anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), the authors recently adopted a new stand-alone device, a disc space-fitted distraction device (DFDD). In this preliminary report the authors introduce this unique device and discuss some advantages in terms of short-term clinical and radiological evaluations. METHODS The most unique aspect of the DFDD is the function of gentle distraction at anterior disc… CONTINUE READING

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Additional advantages are related to its configuration such as disc space - matched shape in all dimensions , tapering contour for easy insertion into the disc space , multiple spikes to avoid dislodgment , wider contact area to the vertebral endplate for diminishing sinking process , and sufficient space for accommodation of bone - conductive materials .
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