SPECIALTY UPDATE: What's New in Spine Surgery

Bridwell, Keith H.; Anderson, Paul A.; Boden, Scott D.; Vaccaro, Alexander R.; Wang, Jeffrey C.
July 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jul2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 7, p1654
Academic Journal
The article offers developments in the treatment of the cervical spine. Disc arthroplasty is currently undergoing rigorous clinical testing, and the outcomes of this procedure are being compared with those of fusion in randomized controlled trials. Expansive laminoplasty for decompression in patients with multilevel spinal cord stenosis and myelopathy generally has been discussed.


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