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    2015
  • DOI:10.14444/2061

Restoration of Cervical Alignment is Associated with Improved Clinical Outcome after One and Two Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion.

@article{Hu2015RestorationOC,
  title={Restoration of Cervical Alignment is Associated with Improved Clinical Outcome after One and Two Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion.},
  author={Xiaobang Hu and Donna D. Ohnmeiss and Jack E. Zigler and Richard D. Guyer and Isador Lieberman},
  journal={International journal of spine surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={9},
  pages={
          61
        }
}
BACKGROUND Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) remains the standard of care for patients with cervical radiculopathy who are unresponsive to conservative care. However, the maintenance and restoration of cervical alignment as a predictive factor for outcome has not yet been fully evaluated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of maintaining or restoring cervical alignment on one and two level ACDF patients' outcome. METHODS Data were collected from 104 patients who… CONTINUE READING

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