Smith-Robinson procedure with and without Caspar plating as a treatment for cervical spondylotic myelopathy: A 26-year follow-up of 23 patients

@article{Burkhardt2017SmithRobinsonPW,
  title={Smith-Robinson procedure with and without Caspar plating as a treatment for cervical spondylotic myelopathy: A 26-year follow-up of 23 patients},
  author={Benedikt W. Burkhardt and Moritz Brielmaier and Karsten Schwerdtfeger and Salam Sharif and Joachim M. K. Oertel},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={26},
  pages={1246-1253}
}
The purpose of this study was to assess long-term follow-up data after anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) with and without Caspar plating (ACDF + PS) for the treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) with special focus on functional outcome, pain, and repeat surgery for adjacent segment disease (ASD). Hospital records of 45 patients who were affected by CSM and underwent ACDF or ACDF + PS at least 17 years ago were reviewed. Information about diagnosis, surgical report… CONTINUE READING
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