Cervical disc arthroplasty

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-637
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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