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Cervical disc arthroplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20889952     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This technology overview addressed four questions that compared the difference in outcomes between patients undergoing cervical disc arthroplasty with patients undergoing anterior cervical diskectomy fusion. Most studies did not either report or conduct the appropriate statistical analyses to examine predictive characteristics in patients with successful clinical outcomes. Most studies were inconclusive or unreliable regarding clinical outcomes and revision and/or complication rates in patients who present with neck and/or arm pain. No significant difference in the length of hospital stay was reported; however, two studies included in the overview reported that patients treated with cervical disc arthroplasty returned to work in significantly fewer days (range, 14 to 16 days) than did patients treated with anterior cervical diskectomy fusion.
Michael Zindrick; Mitchel B Harris; Steven Craig Humphreys; Patrick T O'Leary; Gary Schneiderman; William C Watters; Charles M Turkelson; Janet L Wies; Laura Raymond
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1067-151X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Acad Orthop Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-04     Completed Date:  2010-12-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9417468     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Orthop Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  631-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hinsdale Orthopedic Associates, Hinsdale, IL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty / economics,  methods*
Cervical Vertebrae / surgery*
Disability Evaluation
Diskectomy / economics,  methods*
Intervertebral Disk / surgery*
Neck Pain / surgery*
Pain Measurement
Patient Selection

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