Adjacent segment disease after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: clinical outcomes after first repeat surgery versus second repeat surgery.

@article{Xu2014AdjacentSD,
  title={Adjacent segment disease after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: clinical outcomes after first repeat surgery versus second repeat surgery.},
  author={Risheng Xu and Mohamad Bydon and Mohamed Macki and Rafael de la Garza-Ramos and D. M. Sciubba and Jean-Paul Wolinsky and Timothy F. Witham and Ziya L. Gokaslan and Ali Bydon},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={120-6}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective clinical study. OBJECTIVE To study the long-term effects of repeat cervical fusion after development of adjacent segment disease (ASD). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA ASD is a well-recognized development after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Although there are data on the development of ASD after ACDF, the incidence of ASD after repeat ACDF has not been well established. METHODS We collected 888 consecutive patients who underwent ACDF for cervical… CONTINUE READING
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