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Volume:2 Issue:7 Number:331 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #4238
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Tubercular spondylitis: Anterior debridement with instrumentation is safe and effective

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OrthoEvidence. Tubercular spondylitis: Anterior debridement with instrumentation is safe and effective. ACE Report. 2013;2(7):331. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/4238

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

Evaluation of Role of Anterior Debridement and Decompression of Spinal Cord and Instrumentation in Treatment of Tubercular Spondylitis

Asian Spine J. 2012 Sep;6(3):183-93. doi: 10.4184/asj.2012.6.3.183. Epub 2012 Aug 21

Contributing Authors: S Singh V Kumaraswamy N Sharma SK Saraf GN Khare

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32 patients with tuberculous spondylitis were randomized to receive anterior debridement and spinal cord decompression with anterior instrumentation or with no implant. Over 3 years, there was significantly greater improvement in local kyphosis in the instrumented group than in the no implant group. The instrumented group also demonstrated significantly less late loss of correction than the no imp...

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