Anterior cervical plating technique to prevent adjacent-level ossification development.

  title={Anterior cervical plating technique to prevent adjacent-level ossification development.},
  author={Dong-ho Lee and Jung-Sub Lee and Jin-Seok Yi and Woojin Cho and Lukas P. Zebala and Kiehyun Daniel Riew},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  volume={13 7},
BACKGROUND CONTEXT The proximity (<5 mm) of the plate to the adjacent disc space is known to be a critical risk factor for adjacent-level ossification development (ALOD). As plates provide many advantages including higher fusion rates and improved alignment, their use will continue. Instead, it is necessary to modify the plating techniques to minimize this complication. PURPOSE To determine if our newer plating technique decreases the incidence of ALOD after anterior cervical plating. STUDY… CONTINUE READING
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