Use of an empty, plasmapore-covered titanium cage for interbody fusion after anterior cervical microdiscectomy

Krayenbühl, Niklaus and Schneider, Christian and Landolt, Hans and Fandino, Javier. (2008) Use of an empty, plasmapore-covered titanium cage for interbody fusion after anterior cervical microdiscectomy. Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, 15 (1). pp. 11-17.

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The use of cages of different material and shapes for cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF) has increased during the last few years. The use of additional osteogenic material is controversial. We prospectively evaluated an empty, Plasmapore((R))-covered titanium cage (PCTC) in 45 patients undergoing 58 ACDFs. Patients were evaluated using standard clinical and radiological criteria. Good to excellent outcome was achieved in 93%, 78% and 75% after 3, 12 and 48 months, respectively. Sixty-five percent of patients could resume their prior work after 48 months. Disc space height and lordosis could be preserved in all cases. Two percent of the treated levels showed subsidence and 2% increased segmental motion. There were no procedure-related complications. Implantation of an empty PCTC after microsurgical anterior cervical discectomy is a safe procedure with good results and low incidence of complications. Disc height and lordosis can be preserved with low incidence of subsidence and good fusion rates.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Kopfbereich
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Kopfbereich
UniBasel Contributors:Landolt, Hans
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Churchill Livingstone
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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