Lumbar adjacent segment degeneration and disease after arthrodesis and total disc arthroplasty.

@article{Harrop2008LumbarAS,
  title={Lumbar adjacent segment degeneration and disease after arthrodesis and total disc arthroplasty.},
  author={James Shields Harrop and Jim A. Youssef and Mitch Maltenfort and Peggy Vorwald and P Jabbour and Christopher M. Bono and Neil Goldfarb and Alexander R. Vaccaro and Alan S. Hilibrand},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 15},
  pages={1701-7}
}
STUDY DESIGN Systematic review of published incidence of radiographic adjacent segment degeneration (ASDeg) and symptomatic adjacent segment disease (ASDis) after arthrodesis or total disc replacement. OBJECTIVE Assess impact of surgery method and other factors on the incidence of ASDeg and ASDis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Twenty-seven articles, none of which were class I or II, met the inclusion criteria. Twenty involved arthrodesis (1732 patients) and 7 involved arthroplasty (758… CONTINUE READING