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ACE Report #681
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Heterotopic ossification was infrequent in patients treated with CHARITE Artificial Disc

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Prevalence of Heterotopic Ossification Following Total Disc Replacement. A Prospective, Randomized Study of Two Hundred and Seventy-six Patients

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Jan;89(1):82-8.

Contributing Authors: PJ Tortolani BW Cunningham M Eng PC McAfee GA Holsapple KA Adams

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276 patients from a previous prospective, multicentre, randomized study, that compared the use of the CHARITE Artificial Disc with the anterior interbody arthrodesis in spine conditions, were examined to determine the prevalence of heterotopic ossification post-treatment. Plain radiographs were analyzed, looking at multiple time points pre- and postoperatively. The Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) ...

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