Lower incidence of adjacent segment degeneration after anterior cervical fusion found with those fusing C5-6 and C6-7 than those leaving C5-6 or C6-7 as an adjacent level.

@article{Komura2012LowerIO,
  title={Lower incidence of adjacent segment degeneration after anterior cervical fusion found with those fusing C5-6 and C6-7 than those leaving C5-6 or C6-7 as an adjacent level.},
  author={Shingo Komura and Kei Miyamoto and Hideo Hosoe and Nobuki Iinuma and Katsuji Shimizu},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders & techniques},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={23-9}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of adjacent disc degeneration (ADD) after anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ADF). OBJECTIVES To elucidate the influence of the number of levels fused in ADF on the incidence of ADD. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA ADD is known as a complication associated with ADF. However, how the number of levels fused affects the incidence of ADD is not well understood. METHODS One hundred and two patients with cervical degenerative disease, who underwent ADF… CONTINUE READING
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