Charité total disc replacement—clinical and radiographical results after an average follow-up of 17 years

@article{Putzier2005CharitTD,
  title={Charit{\'e} total disc replacement—clinical and radiographical results after an average follow-up of 17 years},
  author={Michael Putzier and Julia Franziska Funk and Sascha V. Schneider and Christian Gross and Stephan W. Tohtz and Cyrus Khodadadyan-Klostermann and Carsten Perka and Frank M Kandziora},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={183-195}
}
A retrospective clinical–radiological study to evaluate the long-term outcome after artificial disc replacement was performed. The objective is to investigate long-term results after implantation of a modular type artificial disc prosthesis in patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD). Total disc replacement (TDR) is a surgical procedure intended to save segmental spinal function, and thus replace spondylodesis. Short-term results are promising, whereas long-term results are scarce. The… CONTINUE READING