Use of a bioabsorbable anterior cervical plate in the treatment of cervical degenerative and traumatic disc disruption.

@article{Vaccaro2002UseOA,
  title={Use of a bioabsorbable anterior cervical plate in the treatment of cervical degenerative and traumatic disc disruption.},
  author={Alexander R. Vaccaro and John A. Carrino and Benjamin H. Venger and Todd . Albert and Peter M Kelleher and Alan J Hilibrand and Kush Singh},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={97 4 Suppl},
  pages={473-80}
}
OBJECT Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a widely accepted treatment for anterior degenerative or traumatic instability of the cervical spine. To reduce or eliminate complications such as implant migration and failure, imaging degradation, and fusion stress shielding that are occasionally associated with spinal instrumentation, attention has been given to the use of bioresorbable anterior cervical plate (ACP) devices. This paper is a preliminary report of a retrospective series… CONTINUE READING

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