Iliac crest autograft versus alternative constructs for anterior cervical spine surgery: Pros, cons, and costs

@inproceedings{Epstein2012IliacCA,
  title={Iliac crest autograft versus alternative constructs for anterior cervical spine surgery: Pros, cons, and costs},
  author={Nancy Ellen Epstein},
  booktitle={Surgical neurology international},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Grafting choices available for performing anterior cervical diskectomy/fusion (ACDF) procedures have become a major concern for spinal surgeons, and their institutions. The "gold standard", iliac crest autograft, may still be the best and least expensive grafting option; it deserves to be reassessed along with the pros, cons, and costs for alternative grafts/spacers. METHODS Although single or multilevel ACDF have utilized iliac crest autograft for decades, the implant industry now… CONTINUE READING

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