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Radiculopathy and myelopathy at segments adjacent to the site of a previous anterior cervical arthrodesis.

Posted: December 5, 2015 at 8:13 am   /   Degenerative

This study by Hilibrand et al remains one of the most widely cited studies in regarding adjacent segment disease following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.   The study population of 374 consecutive patients (409 fusions) were followed prospectively for the development of adjacent segment disease, as defined by symptomatic radiculopathy or myelopathy, at an adjacent segment […]

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Iliac crest bone graft harvest donor site morbidity. A statistical evaluation.

Posted: December 2, 2015 at 3:18 pm   /   General Spine

This paper published in 1995 is a case series of 261 patients that have had either posterior or anterior iliac crest harvesting for spinal fusion. With current utilization of bone graft substitutes including  bone marrow aspiration and BMP,    many of the more recently trained spine surgeons may not have had the experience of dealing with complications and […]

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