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To graft or not to graft: rationalizing choice in anterior cervical discectomy.

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Anterior cervical discectomy has been performed for almost 50 years. Initially, bone grafts were used routinely, but soon their necessity was questioned. It remains disputed to this day. The aim was to establish whether there are grounds for basing choice of technique on individual patient data. The cervical spine radiographs of 148 patients who had undergone grafted or ungrafted anterior cervical discectomy were reviewed and changes in geometry at the operated level were measured. These data...

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10.1080/02688690500145605

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Journal:
British journal of neurosurgery
Volume:
19
Issue:
2
Pages:
148-154
Publication date:
2005-04-05
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EISSN:
1360-046X
ISSN:
0268-8697
URN:
uuid:eecb4158-0fbe-4d72-a325-7588c0bfd2f1
Source identifiers:
369621
Local pid:
pubs:369621

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