Revision rates and complication incidence in single- and multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures: an administrative database study.

@article{Veeravagu2014RevisionRA,
  title={Revision rates and complication incidence in single- and multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures: an administrative database study.},
  author={Anand Veeravagu and Tyler Cole and Bowen Jiang and John Kevin Ratliff},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 7},
  pages={1125-31}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT The natural history of cervical degenerative disease with operative management has not been well described. Even with symptomatic and radiographic evidence of multilevel cervical disease, it is unclear whether single- or multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures produce superior long-term outcomes. PURPOSE To describe national trends in revision rates, complications, and readmission for patients undergoing single and multilevel ACDF. STUDY… CONTINUE READING
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