Comparison of anterior and posterior approaches in cervical spinal cord injuries.

@article{Brodke2003ComparisonOA,
  title={Comparison of anterior and posterior approaches in cervical spinal cord injuries.},
  author={Darrel Brodke and Paul A. Anderson and David W. Newell and Michael S Grady and Jens R. Chapman},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders & techniques},
  year={2003},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={229-35}
}
This study reports the results of 52 patients with unstable cervical spine injuries and associated spinal cord injuries randomized to either anterior or posterior stabilization and fusion. All patients had achieved reduction and had unstable injuries that were thought to require surgical stabilization. Patients requiring a specific approach for either reduction or decompression were not included. Frankel grades and ASIA motor index scores were followed in each patient as well as fusion status… CONTINUE READING

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