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AAOS2017: Cervical bracing after ACDF does not improve fusion rate or clinical outcome

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March 2017

AAOS2017: Cervical bracing after ACDF does not improve fusion rate or clinical outcome

Vol: 6| Issue: 3| Number:26| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Is Cervical Bracing Necessary After Single and Multi-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion? A Prospective Randomized Study

Contributing Authors:
SC Overley R Merrill E Baird JJ Meaike SKW Cho A Hecht S Qureshi

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50 patients undergoing one- or two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) were randomized to postoperative management with our without a rigid cervical collar for a period 6 weeks. Neck Disability Index (NDI), subsidence, and fusion outcomes were evaluated over a period of 24 months. There were no significant differences observed between groups for any of the outcomes assessed over t...

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