Degenerative arthritis of the adjacent spinal joints following anterior cervical spinal fusion: clinicoradiologic and statistical correlations.

@article{Cherubino1990DegenerativeAO,
  title={Degenerative arthritis of the adjacent spinal joints following anterior cervical spinal fusion: clinicoradiologic and statistical correlations.},
  author={P. Cherubino and Franco M Benazzo and U M Borromeo and Stephen M. Perle},
  journal={Italian journal of orthopaedics and traumatology},
  year={1990},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={533-43}
}
On the premise that cervical intersomatic spinal fusion in the treatment of traumatic or spondylolytic myelopathy and post-traumatic instability provokes degenerative arthritis due to functional overloading of the spaces adjacent to the fusion, 37 patients (average age 57, range 25-80) who had undergone spinal fusion by Cloward's technique were subjected to radiographic study and clinical evaluation. The average follow-up was 11.5 years (range 7-16 years). In comparison with a control group of… CONTINUE READING
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