Three- and four-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with plate fixation: a prospective study.

@article{Bolesta2000ThreeAF,
  title={Three- and four-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with plate fixation: a prospective study.},
  author={Michael J. Bolesta and Glenn R. Rechtine and Ann Marie Chrin},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2000},
  volume={25 16},
  pages={2040-4; discussion 2045-6}
}
STUDY DESIGN A prospective study of 15 patients who underwent modified Smith-Robinson anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at three or four operative levels stabilized with an unicortical anterior plate. OBJECTIVES To provide medium-term follow-up data on the surgical success and patient outcome of three- and four-level anterior cervical discectomies and fusions and to determine the effect that plate fixation has on the results. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The success of arthrodesis for… CONTINUE READING

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