Cervical disc arthroplasty superior to ACDF for symptomatic cervical disc disease
A meta-analysis comparing the results of cervical disc arthroplasty with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for the treatment of symptomatic cervical disc diseaseJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Mar 20;95(6):555-61. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.K.00599
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27 randomized controlled trials (RCTs), examining the outcomes of cervical disc arthroplasty and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), were assessed to determine which of the two techniques was more effective in treating symptomatic cervical disc disease. Results indicated that although ACDF had a shorter operative time and less blood loss, cervical disc arthroplasty provided patients wi...
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