Dynamic plates in anterior cervical fusion surgery: graft settling and cervical alignment.

@article{Ghahreman2009DynamicPI,
  title={Dynamic plates in anterior cervical fusion surgery: graft settling and cervical alignment.},
  author={Ali Ghahreman and Prashanth J V Rao and Richard D Ferch},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 15},
  pages={1567-71}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of graft subsidence associated with the use of dynamic cervical plates on cervical alignment and clinical outcome of patients undergoing anterior cervical decompression and fusion. SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND DATA Dynamic cervical plates allow graft loading which may enhance fusion. However, subsidence of the bone graft may result in changes in cervical alignment. The extent of settling of the graft and its impact on cervical… CONTINUE READING
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