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ACE Report #291
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Type of cervical plate (static or dynamic) influences clinical outcomes following ACDF

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

Choice of plate may affect outcomes for single versus multilevel ACDF: Results of a prospective randomized single-blind trial

Spine J. 2009 Feb;9(2):121-7. Epub 2008 Feb 8

Contributing Authors: PD Nunley A Jawahar Kerr EJ DA Cavanaugh C Howard SM Brandao

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66 patients undergoing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for cervical degenerative disc disease were randomized to receive either a cervical plate with slotted-holes (dynamic) or fixed-holes (static). This trial assessed if design of the cervical plate produced differences in fusion rates and clinical outcomes. At final follow-up, there were no differences between the plate types. How...

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