Predictors of outcome after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a multivariate analysis.

@article{Anderson2009PredictorsOO,
  title={Predictors of outcome after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a multivariate analysis.},
  author={Paul A. Anderson and Brian R. Subach and Kiehyun Daniel Riew},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={161-6}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE Perform a multivariate analysis to identify important predictors of poor outcome following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Identifying prognostic factors is important to aid surgical decision-making and counseling of patients. Recent randomized control trials of disc arthroplasty devices have established a large cohort of patients treated with fusion and 2-year outcomes that allow analysis of prognostic… CONTINUE READING

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