Bone graft should not be omitted in cloward procedure for cervical radiculopathy
1998 (English)In: Neuro-Orthopedics, ISSN 0177-7955, Vol. 23, no 1-2, 17-27 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
24 patients from a consecutively serie operated on by an one-level Cloward cervical procedure were retrospectively studied 3-9 years after the surgery. 13 patients had received a bone graft and 11 had not. The clinical results were improved after operation with bone graft; better sensation (p 0.001), better muscle strength (p 0.01) and less pain (p 0.02). Radiography and MRI showed a solid fusion in all the patients with bone graft and in none without. The occurrence of compression on the spinal cord or nerve roots in the adjacent segments as well as in the operated segments did not differ between the groups. We recommend bone graft to be included in the Cloward procedure.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1998. Vol. 23, no 1-2, 17-27 p.
Adjacent segments, Bone graft, Cervical fusion, Cloward procedure
Medical and Health Sciences
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