Increased in-hospital complications after primary posterior versus primary anterior cervical fusion.

@article{Memtsoudis2011IncreasedIC,
  title={Increased in-hospital complications after primary posterior versus primary anterior cervical fusion.},
  author={Stavros G Memtsoudis and Alexander K Hughes and Yan Ma and Ya Lin Chiu and Andrew Anthony Sama and Federico Pablo Girardi},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2011},
  volume={469 3},
  pages={649-57}
}
BACKGROUND Although anterior (ACDF) and posterior cervical fusion (PCDF) are relatively common procedures and both are associated with certain complications, the relative frequency and severity of these complications is unclear. Since for some patients either approach might be reasonable it is important to know the relative perioperative risks for decision-making. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES The purposes of this study were to: (1) characterize the patient population undergoing ACDF and PCDF; (2… CONTINUE READING

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