Total disc arthroplasty does not affect the incidence of adjacent segment degeneration in cervical spine: results of 93 patients in three prospective randomized clinical trials.

@article{Jawahar2010TotalDA,
  title={Total disc arthroplasty does not affect the incidence of adjacent segment degeneration in cervical spine: results of 93 patients in three prospective randomized clinical trials.},
  author={Ajay Jawahar and David A. Cavanaugh and Eubulus J Kerr and Elisa M Birdsong and Pierce Dalton Nunley},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 12},
  pages={1043-8}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Advancements in the philosophy of "motion preservation" have led to the use of total disc arthroplasty (TDA) as an alternative to fusion for degenerative disc disease (DDD) in the cervical spine. A commonly proposed theory is that TDA could reduce the incidence of adjacent segment disease. All the published clinical studies for TDA discuss the "equal efficacy" results of different investigational device exemption (IDE) trials between TDA and anterior cervical discectomy and… CONTINUE READING

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