Adjacent segment disease after anterior cervical interbody fusion.

@article{Ishihara2004AdjacentSD,
  title={Adjacent segment disease after anterior cervical interbody fusion.},
  author={Hirokazu Ishihara and Masahiko Kanamori and Yoshiharu Kawaguchi and Hiroshi Nakamura and Tomoatsu Kimura},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={4 6},
  pages={624-8}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT There have been many follow-up studies on anterior interbody fusion for cervical nerve root and spinal cord compression, and excellent neurological outcomes have been reported. However, postoperative degenerative changes at adjacent discs may lead to the development of new radiculopathy or myelopathy. In the previous reports, the incidence of symptomatic adjacent segment disease has ranged from 7% to 15%. PURPOSE The present study was undertaken to investigate the incidence… CONTINUE READING

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