Carbon fiber cage and allograft with plating reduces pain in cervical discectomy
A prospective randomized study comparing a cervical carbon fiber cage to the Smith Robinson technique with allograft and plating: up to 24 months follow-upEur Spine J. 2006 Feb;15(2):157-64. Epub 2005 Jun 25
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40 patients with neck pain or radicular symptoms in the upper extremity undergoing anterior cervical discectomy were randomised to undergo the procedure with carbon fiber cage alone or allograft with plating (using the Smith-Robinson technique). The primary outcomes were based on clinical and radiographic evaluation. The results indicated comparable and positive outcomes with both the carbon fiber...
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