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ACE Report #2708
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Supplemental plate fixation in anterior cervical interbody fusion leads to faster union

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Anterior cervical fusion with interbody cage containing b-tricalcium phosphate augmented with plate fixation: A prospective randomized study with 2-year follow-up

Eur Spine J. 2008 May;17(5):698-705. Epub 2008 Feb 27.

Contributing Authors: Li-Yang Dai Lei-Sheng Jiang

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62 patients with cervical radiculopathy and/or myelopathy due to soft disc herniation or spondylosis were treated with one or two level discectomy and fusion with interbody cages containing B-TCP. They were randomized to supplemental anterior plate fusion or no supplemental fusion. B-TCP containing interbody fusion cage was found to be a safe and effective treatment for cervical spondylotic radicu...

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