Anterior locking screw plate fixation for cervical spondylosis.

Kyu Y. Lee, Todd E. Siff, Michael H. Heggeness, Stephen I. Esses

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Thirty consecutive patients with significant cervical spondylotic myelopathy or radiculopathy were treated with anterior decompression, autologous iliac crest graft, and titanium hollow screw plate (THSP). Eight patients had 1 previous surgery, and 1 patient had 2 previous surgeries. Satisfactory fixation was achieved intraoperatively in all instances. At time of final follow-up, graft incorporation was noted in all instances. There were 4 complications: 2 superficial infections, treated nonoperatively; 1 case of dysphagia, which resolved; and 1 case of spasmodic torticollis, which resolved. The THSP system allowed immediate stabilization of the involved cervical levels and facilitated reliable fusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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