Adjacent segment disease after anterior cervical interbody fusion: a multicenter retrospective study of 288 patients with long-term follow-up.

@article{Litrico2004AdjacentSD,
  title={Adjacent segment disease after anterior cervical interbody fusion: a multicenter retrospective study of 288 patients with long-term follow-up.},
  author={St{\'e}phane Litrico and Nicolas Lonjon and Guillaume Riouallon and Arnaud Cogniet and Odile Launay and Jacques Beaurain and Arnaud Blamoutier and Hugues Pascal-Mousselard},
  journal={Orthopaedics & traumatology, surgery & research : OTSR},
  year={2004},
  volume={100 6 Suppl},
  pages={S305-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Cervical discectomy with interbody fusion is a common procedure in spinal surgery. The resultant biomechanical alterations accelerate degeneration of the adjacent segment, but the contribution of natural degeneration to adjacent segment disease is unclear. OBJECTIVE To assess the long-term rate of surgery to discs adjacent to cervical interbody fusion; and to assess the associated incidence of cervico-brachial neuralgia and radiological degeneration of adjacent discs. MATERIAL… CONTINUE READING

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