Surgical complications of anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion for cervical degenerative disk disease: a single surgeon's experience of 1,576 patients.

@article{Nanda2014SurgicalCO,
  title={Surgical complications of anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion for cervical degenerative disk disease: a single surgeon's experience of 1,576 patients.},
  author={Anil Nanda and Mayur Sharma and Ashish Sonig and Sudheer Ambekar and Pappireddy Bollam},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={82 6},
  pages={1380-7}
}
BACKGROUND Although anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a safe and effective procedure, the complications associated with it cannot be underestimated. The aim of this study was to highlight the potential complications associated with ACDF and the strategies to avoid them. METHODS A total of 1576 patients was included in this retrospective study from 1995 to 2012. All patients were operated by a single surgeon, who used the standard technique. Data pertaining to the postoperative… CONTINUE READING
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