Update on cervical disc arthroplasty: where are we and where are we going?

@inproceedings{Torre2008UpdateOC,
  title={Update on cervical disc arthroplasty: where are we and where are we going?},
  author={Jorge J. Jaramillo-de la Torre and Jonathan N. Grauer and James J. Yue},
  booktitle={Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine},
  year={2008}
}
Despite the very good results of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, there are concerns of adjacent level degeneration. For this reason, interest has grown in the potential for motion sparing alternatives. Cervical disc arthroplasty is thus evolving as a potential alternative to fusion. Specific design characteristic and implants will be reviewed and outcomes summarized. 

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