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ACE Report #4901
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Effect of autologous platelet gel on cervical spine surgery depends on spinal condition


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

Effect of autologous platelet gel on early and late graft fusion in anterior cervical spine surgery

J Neurosurg Spine. 2007 Nov;7(5):496-502

Contributing Authors: I Feiz-Erfan M Harrigan VK Sonntag TR Harrington

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Synopsis

50 patients (81 disc levels) undergoing anterior cervical surgery were randomized to treatment with or without platelet concentrate, in order to determine whether the autologous platelet gel was effective in promoting early fusion. Following assessments over a 2 year period, results indicated that when patients were grouped together based on surgical indication, fusion rates at 12 weeks were signi...

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