What are the associative factors of adjacent segment degeneration after anterior cervical spine surgery? Comparative study between anterior cervical fusion and arthroplasty with 5-year follow-up MRI and CT

@article{Park2012WhatAT,
  title={What are the associative factors of adjacent segment degeneration after anterior cervical spine surgery? Comparative study between anterior cervical fusion and arthroplasty with 5-year follow-up MRI and CT},
  author={Jeong Yoon Park and Kyung Hyun Kim and Sung Uk Kuh and Dong Kyu Chin and Keun Su Kim and Yong E. Cho},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={22},
  pages={1078-1089}
}
It is well known that arthrodesis is associated with adjacent segment degeneration (ASD). However, previous studies were performed with simple radiography or CT. MRI is most sensitive in assessing the degenerative change of a disc, and this is the first study about ASD by radiography, CT and MRI. We sought to factors related to ASD at cervical spine by an MRI and CT, after anterior cervical spine surgery. This is a retrospective cross-sectional study of cervical disc herniation. Patients of… CONTINUE READING