Cervical Disc Arthroplasty.

Nov 17, 2011 by

Zindrick M, Harris MB, Humphreys SC, O’Leary PT, Schneiderman G, Watters WC 3rd, Turkelson CM, Wies JL, Raymond L.

J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2010; 18: 631-637.

PMID: 20889952

full report upon which this paper is based:  http://www.aaos.org/research/overviews/cervicaldisc.pdf

This methodologically rigorous, AAOS-approved, systematic review on cervical arthroplasty addresses four key questions:  prognostic factors, clinical outcomes, complications, and length of recovery.  Regrettably, most studies were flawed or inconclusive.  An excellent guide to the literature on this emerging technology.

web:  http://www.jaaos.org/content/18/10/631.abstract

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